Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
Kansas City Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard may be on his way to being the most despised opposing athlete in Boston since Bucky Dent.
Pollard was the one who delivered the hit to Tom Brady, which knocked the New England quarterback out with an apparent knee injury.
After the game, Pollard defended himself, saying the play was not dirty. According to the Boston Globe:
"The play was not intentional," Pollard said. "People can call me a dirty player, you can call me whatever you want to call me, it's not a dirty play. When you have 230 pounds on your back, and you're trying to go forward, things will happen. I saw the ball was still in his hands and I tried to get to him. I tried to get up and get to him. But I couldn't get up, so I just tried to grab him. It was not an intentional play."