Dolphins Say They'll Submit Video Showing McClain Spitting on Crowder to the League

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Despite giving up over 400 yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens, along with throwing three interceptions, scoring only one touchdown, and not forcing Baltimore to punt all game long, the most important news item for the Dolphins remains that Channing Crowder got spit on in the face by Ravens fullback Le'Ron McClain. And now, because the Football Gods won't simply just let this story go away, video of the incident has surfaced. The Football Gods are dicks like that.

Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano says the video shows enough evidence to back up the allegations, and he says the team is submitting the video footage to the league office.

For his part, McClain took to Twitter yesterday to deny he had spit on Crowder (yep, McClain tweets in the third-person). And Ravens head coach John Harbaugh backed up his player. "I've seen the videotape of it," he told the Carol County Times. "It didn't happen. I don't believe for one second that it happened."

You can see the video below and judge for yourself.

Our take: Unless they're some kind of mutant half-man-half-chicken hybrid, no one cocks their head forward like that when they're engaged in a heated conversation. That looks like deliberate spitting to us.

Still, there's a Zapruder film quality to the video, and it may be difficult for the NFL to find something there. But if they deem that it's enough evidence ("Back, and to the left. Back, and to the left"), then we can expect a fine coming McClain's way, that he'll no doubt tweet his outrage in the third-person.

So, is there enough indisputable video evidence of spitting? And will McClain pay for his crime? Sorry, you're just going to have to wait for the powers that be to decide. We can tell you for a fact that there's indisputable video evidence that the Dolphins blow. We can give you that.


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