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Northern Illinois Linebacker Jamaal Bass Suspended For Knocking Over Toledo Band Member

Last night’s game between Northern Illinois and Toledo was an offensive shootout.  NIU came out on top 63-60 in a game that didn’t need any overtime.  Defense was optional and tackling wasn’t the game’s strong suit.  Unfortunately for Jamall Bass, he’s suspended for the best tackle that he made.

Tackling opposing band members is not a wise move.  NIU just happened to come onto the field at the same time the Toledo band was leaving.  Bass threw his shoulder into one of the band members and he took a tumble.  NIU coach Dave Doeren wasted no time in imposing a one game suspension on the freshman Bass.

This should serve as a lesson for players everywhere.  Although it may be the easiest tackle of your life, leave the trombone players out of it.

Thanks to Yahoo Sports for the story and the photo.