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Donovan McNabb thinks Colorado State safety should be suspended for Travis Hunter hit: ‘Truly unacceptable’

The late hit delivered by Colorado State safety Henry Blackburn on two-way Colorado star Travis Hunter caused an uproar over the weekend.

Despite referees throwing a flag for unnecessary roughness, Blackburn wasn’t ejected from the game, and Hunter will miss several weeks due to injury, according to Colorado head coach Deion Sanders

Travis Hunter vs Colorado State

Travis Hunter of the Colorado Buffaloes stands on the field before the start of a game against the Colorado State Rams at Folsom Field Sept. 16, 2023, in Boulder, Colo. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Many have called for Blackburn to be suspended for the hit, including former NFL star Donovan McNabb, who said the senior safety should be suspended on the first episode of Outkick’s “The 5 Spot with Donovan McNabb” podcast. 

Hunter was out of the hospital as of Tuesday, Sanders told reporters.

“At the end of the day, this is a game. Someone must win, someone must lose,” Sanders added. “Everybody continues their life the next day. Very unfortunate. I’m saddened if there’s any of our fans that are on the other side of those threats. I would hope and pray not, but that kid was just playing to the best of his ability, and he made a mistake. 

“So, I forgive him, our team forgives him. Travis, he’s forgiven him. Let’s move on, but that kid does not deserve that.”

New episodes of “The 5 Spot with Donovan McNabb” will be released every Tuesday and Friday throughout the NFL season

Fox News Scott Thompson contributed to this report

Joe Morgan is a Sports Reporter for Fox News.


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