Yesterday, the sports blogosphere was buzzing about an apparent tackle of South Carolina Gamecock quarterback Stephen Garcia by the field umpire. The video was quite popular, making its way all the to ESPN’s PTI. During the outcry, it was revealed the umpire in question is Wilbur Hackett Jr and he was a three-year starter at linebacker for the University of Kentucky.
In other words, we now have a motive to attach to Hackett’s actions. First, the video replay: