Football: The Plesius hit was clean
It is fair to invoke the "you don't win playing nice" rule after seeing the hit Laval linebacker Frédéric Plesius laid on Montréal wideout Mathieu Razanakolona late in Sunday's game.
The Montréal press, the last bastion of the media pot-stirring (everyone else is too afraid of alienating advertisers), has screamed bloody murder. That is a stretch. It was not a block in the back, there was no leading with the helmet. It was just simple physics, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound speeding object colliding with a 170-pound speeding object.
It also sent a message if these teams meet again.