Washington's Jackson defends dirty hit on Taysom Hill: 'I was going for the ball'

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Taysom Hill left Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team with a concussion in the first quarter after taking a vicious, dirty hit from Washington corner William Jackson III.

But Jackson argued he did not wrong when he lowered his shoulder to hit a defenseless Hill in the head.

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“I was going for the ball,” he told reporters after the game, a 33-22 Saints victory. “It was clear that I was going for the ball. But it is what it is.”

Film of the play appears to indicate otherwise, however.