Jadeveon Clowney Expects Death Threats for Hit on Carson Wentz

The helmet-to-helmet hit on Wentz did not draw a penalty

Seahawks Player Expects Death Threats for Hit on Eagles QB
Carson Wentz the Eagles is hit by Jadeveon Clowney. (Mitchell Leff/Getty)
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After knocking Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz out of Philadelphia’s wild-card weekend loss to the Seahawks with a hit some have labeled as dirty, Seattle defensive end Jadeveon Clowney said he expects to receive death threats.

Not helping his cause with the Eagles faithful, he also said fans at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field are “the worst fans in the world.”

The helmet-to-helmet hit on Wentz did not draw a penalty as referees determined there was only “incidental” contact on the play.

“I was just playing fast, and he turned like he was running the ball, so I was trying to get him down,” Clowney said. “It was a bang-bang play. I don’t intend to hurt anybody in this league, let me just put that out there. I’ve been down the injury road; it’s not fun … I hope he’s OK. Like I said, I didn’t intend to hurt him. I didn’t even know he went out of the game until the next series. I thought it was just a small hit, but everybody was going crazy on the sidelines. I was just trying to finish the play, but it happened.”

Philadelphia fans already have Clowney on their collective radar thanks to a shot he took at former Eagles quarterback Nick Foles when he was playing for the Houston Texans that also looked bad and did draw a roughing-the-passer penalty.

Josh McCown replaced Wentz and went 18-of-24 for 178 yards. He was sacked once by Clowney.

Thanks to the 17-9 win, the Seahawks will take on the Packers in Green Bay this weekend.

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