Colorado State's Henry Blackburn receiving death threats after 'dirty' hit on Colorado's Travis Hunter: report
September 18, 2023 at 23:33
Colorado State senior safety Henry Blackburn has reportedly been receiving death threats that university police and local authorities have been looking into following his hit on University of Colorado star Travis Hunter during their game on Saturday, Rams’ athletic director Joe Parker told ESPN.
Blackburn was called for an illegal hit on Hunter in the first half of Colorado State’s overtime loss to the Buffaloes that caused an undisclosed injury to the two-way star.
Despite referees throwing a flag for unnecessary roughness, Blackburn wasn’t ejected from the game.
The hit has been widely critiqued as a dirty play, and threats toward Blackburn started coming in before the game even ended, Parker said.
"We’re very concerned about our player’s safety as Henry and his family have continued to receive these threats," Parker said.
"Henry never intended to put anyone in harm’s way on the football field.
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Video replay that circulated online showed Hunter take a couple of steps after the ball hit the turf prior to Blackburn ramming his shoulder into his chest.
Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders said that he would be out multiple weeks following evaluation of his injury.
Some reports state that Hunter is dealing with a lacerated liver, though it has not been confirmed by the team.
Hunter had two receptions for 21 yards while making one tackle on defense prior to his injury.
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