Detroit Lions’ Jamie Collins ejected after head-butting ref in first game with new team

Detroit Lions LB Jamie Collins' head-butt looked like an honest mistakeDetroit Lions LB Jamie Collins' head-butt looked like an honest mistake

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins was ejected in the second quarter of Sunday’s season opener after he head-butted an official.” data-reactid=”13″>Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins was ejected in the second quarter of Sunday’s season opener after he head-butted an official.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Collins, whom the Lions signed to a three-year, $30-million contract in May, was disqualified with 12:16 in the second quarter after the Chicago BearsTy Montgomery ran for 1 yard to the Bears’ 29-yard line.” data-reactid=”14″>Collins, whom the Lions signed to a three-year, $30-million contract in May, was disqualified with 12:16 in the second quarter after the Chicago BearsTy Montgomery ran for 1 yard to the Bears’ 29-yard line.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Video replays showed Collins slowly head-butting referee Alex Kemp in the chest with the crown of his helmet after the play. It appeared as though Collins was trying to demonstrate how he was head-butted during the play.” data-reactid=”20″>Video replays showed Collins slowly head-butting referee Alex Kemp in the chest with the crown of his helmet after the play. It appeared as though Collins was trying to demonstrate how he was head-butted during the play.

Kemp immediately threw a penalty flag and after a lengthy discussion with officials, Collins’ disqualification was announced, along with a 15-yard penalty.

The Bears punted five plays later.

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