Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, January 1, 2016
Joey Bosa has been disqualified on this targeting penalty. https://t.co/4fyeIbfwTv #FiestaBowl— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) January 1, 2016
Joey Bosa's Ohio State career looks like it will come to an end earlier than expected.
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The star defensive lineman and two-time Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year was ejected for targeting in the first quarter of the Fiesta Bowl vs. Notre Dame on Friday.
Bosa, a junior and one of the top pro prospects, recently announced he will enter the 2016 NFL Draft.
Watch the targeting play above, which not only resulted in Bosa's ejection but negated what turned out to be an Ohio State interception.
Bosa apologized for the penalty soon after being ejected. See it below:https://twitter.com/jbbigbear/status/683002890009460737
Others had thoughts on the ejection, too:
"I will finish what you started"— Nick Bosa (@nbsmallerbear) January 1, 2016
And to be clear. I'm fine with the foul, but the ejection is ridiculous without an intent to injure. Ejection for bad tackling form.— Brian Hartline (@brianhartline) January 1, 2016
Of dreadful targeting calls, that might be the worst. What an unfair way for Joey Bosa's career to end. Just terrible— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 1, 2016
Everybody knows what a dirty play looks like. The play that got Joey Bosa ejected wasn't dirty but broke spirit of rule that needs reviewed.— David Haugh (@DavidHaugh) January 1, 2016
Makes me sick to see a player like Joey Bosa ejected from his final college game for targeting. These plays happen in a split second.— Matt Poston (@MAPoston) January 1, 2016
Joey Bosa's career as a Buckeye is over because of a football rule. A rule that everyone is aware of. Unfortunate end to a great career.— Tony Gerdeman (@TonyGerdeman) January 1, 2016