Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Many Carolina fans were calling into sports talk shows to talk about the Swearinger suspension.
While DJ Swearinger's personal foul against UAB receiver Patrick Hearn in the third quarter Saturday may have led to a one game suspension, it hasn't stopped people from talking, creating a sandstorm of media and fan's voices on call-in sports talk radio shows.
"Back to the phones we go. Caller welcome in, go right ahead," former Carolina player Corey Miller is host of the daily sports talk radio show 560 The team.
"There was nothing illegal. There was nothing flagrant. There was nothing wrong with that hit by DJ Swearinger at all."
Miller believes the SEC got this one wrong.
"But I do say they are trying to make a statement because we've seen some big hits already in college football. But why make this guy sit out a game?"
SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said Swearinger broke Rule 9-1-4 of the NCAA Football Rule book which states that "No player shall target and initiate contact to the head or neck area of a defenseless opponent with the helmet, forearm, elbow or shoulder."
"How can you tell a guy to pull up? A guy is suspended in the air, his body is falling back, so once the player launches, sometimes he can't control where that facemask hits," said Miller.
While Monday's airways were filled will talk of the Swearinger hit, attention turns to Missouri for the Gamecocks SEC home opener. Miller believes all eyes will be on the field and those calling the game.
"So you need to be prepared. It's football at it's best. It's the way it should be played. Let the players play."