Donald Penn performed the most excusable full body slam in NFL history on Sunday.
Sure, Penn played well through the whistle. But when Chargers' defensive end Corey Liuget horse-kicked him from the ground, he did what any veteran lineman would.
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Except the referees didn't agree. They flagged Penn for the late hit -- and not Liuget, whose kick sparked a retaliation.
A league fine will likely rectify the situation. But Penn and Liuget were both in clear view on a charging official; missed calls like that could end up deciding a closer game.