November 10, 2012; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks safety D.J. Swearinger (36) returns an interception for a touchdown against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-US PRESSWIRE

Think SEC Refs Don't Have A Perceived View Of South Carolina Gamecocks DB D.J. Swearinger?

After further review, that D.J. Swearinger hit which drew a personal foul penalty yesterday was as clean as a just-sanitized hospital bed. The South Carolina Gamecocks DB followed that play up with an awesome pick six, after which he tossed the ball into South Carolina student section.

I thought it was awesome, because after being suspended for a questionable call early in the year (questionable, because plenty of SEC payers have done much worse this year and not been suspended) and that horrible call on the play previous, Swearinger deserved to do what ever he wanted in that moment.

Funny, seems like Gamecocks radio play by play guy Todd Ellis agrees with me (watch till the end, it’s so worth it).

Swearinger said after the game that he believes SEC officials have a certain perception of him, and that’s why he’s flagged for so many illegal hits.

He might have a point.

Start slowing the video down at 1:49, then stop it at 1:51. You can CLEARLY see Swearinger’s head at the SHOULDER of the Arkansas receiver, and Swearinger’s shoulder in that receiver’s CHEST.

It was a horrible call. There’s no way around it.

Personally, since players can get suspended for things like this, I believe this officiating crew should be suspended for a game for blowing this call so badly. It’s only fair.

All I have to say after that is this: Go D.J., that’s my D.J. I’m glad you let your anger out by throwing the ball into the stands.

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