November 25, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive tackle Jeromey Clary (66) and offensive guard Louis Vasquez (65) during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Tennessee Titans LB Moise Fokuo drew an unnecessary roughness penalty in the game on Sunday and he says that the reason why he threw a punch was because he thought that Jeromey Clary was trying to break his arm:
“They were trying to put my arm in a blender,” Fokou said, via Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com. “That’s what they were trying to do. It was kind of like a fight or flight kind of feeling, just mano-a-mano, survival of the fittest. I felt that my arm was in a compromising position and when I got up my first instinct was to kind of defend myself, right, wrong or indifferent. That’s just how I felt.”
Looking back at the tape, it looks like Clary did grab his arm on his way down and rolled all over it.
Here are some images of the incident. You can see the comments if you hover over the images:
That is Clary getting stiff arms right in the middle of the screen at the 23 yard line Clary starts falling down, but grabs his arm on the way down Clary is all the way on the ground and still has hold of his arm. Bottom right of the screen is Fokou after the play throwing a punch at Clary