Michael Pittman Jr. Reveals Scary Reality Of Hit That Knocked Him Out And Led To Damontae Kazee’s Indefinite Suspension
Steelers defensive back Damontae Kazee is suspended indefinitely after a big hit to the head of Michael Pittman Jr. last weekend. There was some debate about whether the NFL went too far with its decision and the Colts wide receiver agrees with those who believe that the punishment was too harsh.
Pittman said on Friday afternoon that he does not think that Kazee should be forced to miss the remainder of the year. He doesn’t want him to “lose out on everything,” which is a pretty classy move.
With that being said, Pittman is of the belief that it was not a clean hit. Most people would agree.
The 26-year-old was very fortunate to be able to walk away from the collision and said that it was the “pure grace of God.” Pittman also spoke about the scary reality of the entire day from the hit to his return home.
“I honestly never saw him coming,” he said. “I was diving, I caught it, and then all of a sudden, I woke up and there’s people looking down at me.”
He didn’t know what happened. Kazee knocked him out.
“I really didn’t grasp how significant it was until I watched it,” Pittman said. “I remember sitting my locker and then my wife came in crying, my daughter was crying.And that’s the first time that I was like, ‘maybe this was bad.'”
Pittman, like all football fans and certainly Kazee as well, is grateful that he was not injured further.
Pittman is now out of concussion protocol, which is amazing. It is unclear as to whether he will play this weekend. However, for that to even be a conversation after such a terrifying hit is a great thing.
On the flip side, Kazee’s season is over. He won’t return.