According to unconfirmed sources, D.J. Swearinger has been suspended from the first half of the Missouri-USC game for his helmet to helmet collision with UAB’s receiver Patrick Hearn.
Even though this hit looks similar to something you would see pretty regularly in college football, helmet-to-helmet collisions can cause serious injury and the NCAA is cracking down on launching into unprotected players. Unfortunately, losing Swearinger for a half against our first real opponent will hurt a secondary that is already weak.
We are waiting for an official announcement from the University.
Update at 12:53pm: SBNation has confirmed that the SEC has suspended DJ Swearinger for the entire game against Mizzou.