Reid: Texans player 'flopped' for penalty to nullify TD

Flopping accusations are not just an NBA phenomenon anymore.

On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs were trailing 19-9 in the fourth quarter to the Houston Texans when Tyreek Hill had a 105-yard kickoff return touchdown.

That is, until it was called back.

During the return, Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson made a block on the Texans’ Charles James. When Nelson initiated the block, James stumbled and fell over him. Nelson was called for holding.

“(James) knew he was outflanked, so he literally flopped,” Chiefs coach Andy Reidsaid. “Nelson put his hands out, put him down and the kid just jumped into his body.”

On the ensuing drive, the Chiefs had to settle for a field goal with only 52 seconds remaining in the game.

Even had the penalty not been called, the Chiefs still would have to recover an onside kick or force a three-and-out. But Kansas City would have been within three points with 2:43 remaining.

After the 19-12 loss, the Chiefs dropped to 1-1 on the season.

“Tyreek and his return …  if it was basketball it probably would have been ruled as a flop,” Reid said.


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