Officers ejected Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins on Sunday for making contact with an official in a sport towards the Chicago Bears.

The incident occurred early within the second quarter as the sport was tied at 3-3. Collins lowered his head and made contact with an official, who instantly threw an unsportsmanlike contact flag and ejected Collins.

It wasn’t a violent or malicious incident. Nevertheless it was clearly unlawful contact with an official.

What was Collins doing?

The incident occurred following a 16-yard run by Bears operating again David Montgomery. Collins seemed to be protesting that Montgomery was illegally reducing his head as runner and demonstrated the motion.

In doing so, he appeared to neglect that making contact with officers is a brilliant crimson line. He crossed it and bought tossed.

It was an ignominious debut for the Lions linebacker, who was one in all Detroit’s largest offseason acquisitions. The seven-year veteran and one-time Professional Bowler signed a three-year, $30 million deal to affix the Lions and head coach Matt Patricia, who was his defensive coordinator in New England.

He’s a possible distinction maker on Detroit’s protection. This clearly isn’t the distinction the Lions anticipated once they signed him.

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Chicago Bears Roquan Smith (58), Josh Woods (55), Joel Iyiegbuniwe (45) and James Vaughters (93) pay attention in the course of the nationwide anthem earlier than an NFL soccer sport towards the Detroit Lions in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Picture/Paul Sancya)

Detroit Lions gamers stand arm in arm throughout a social justice video earlier than an NFL soccer sport towards the Chicago Bears in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Picture/Paul Sancya)

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton shouts as he warms up earlier than an NFL soccer sport towards the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Picture/Steven Senne)

The New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins play earlier than empty stands in the course of the coronavirus pandemic within the first half of an NFL soccer sport, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Picture/Charles Krupa)

CINCINNATI, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws a move as he warms up earlier than enjoying towards the Los Angeles Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Picture by Bobby Ellis/Getty Photographs)

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – SEPTEMBER 13: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates a landing run with teammates towards the New Orleans Saints in the course of the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Picture by Chris Graythen/Getty Photographs)

CINCINNATI, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals, teammates and the Los Angeles Chargers stand in unity in the course of the U.S. Nationwide Anthem at Paul Brown Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The NFL started their 2020 season and the Bengals did not permit followers in attendance as a result of Covid-19 pandemic. (Picture by Bobby Ellis/Getty Photographs)

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 13: The San Francisco 49ers run onto the sphere for his or her sport towards the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. (Picture by Ezra Shaw/Getty Photographs)




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