Will Big Ten Suspend Purdue's Zach Reckman for Game-Ending Cheap Shot?
Last week the Big Ten suspended Michigan's Jonas Mouton for punching a Notre Dame player after a play. But if the conference was trying to send a message that cheap shots won't be tolerated, not everyone got that message. Because Purdue's Zach Reckman delivered a nasty hit on Northern Illinois's Sean Progar after the final play of the Boilermakers' loss.
Progar recovered a Purdue fumble and slid to the ground in front of Reckman, clinching the win for Northern Illinois. After Progar was already down, Reckman jumped on top of him -- and hit Progar's ribs with his right hand for good measure. This wasn't a hard tackle, it was a blatant cheap shot after time expired.
Now the question is whether Reckman, a three-year starter for Purdue, will be suspended. Last week Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez refused to suspend Mouton, and that's when the Big Ten stepped in. If Purdue coach Danny Hope doesn't suspend Reckman, the Big Ten should.
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