Micah Parsons Calls Out 'Malicious' Colorado State Hit On Travis Hunter

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 13: Linebacker Micah Parsons #11 of the Dallas Cowboys take the field before the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 13, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Micah Parsons joined a chorus of critics to call out a hit against Colorado star Travis Hunter.

Hunter left Saturday's game after getting hit hard after the play by Colorado State defensive back Henry Blackburn, who received a personal foul but was not ejected. On Monday, Parsons called the hit "malicious" and "super dirty."

"I thought that guy should have gotten ejection," Parsons said of Blackburn. "That was something that you hate to see in football."

Parsons said Blackburn "went around" a teammate just to hit Hunter and said that type of hit has no place in college football or the NFL. 

"We need to protect our brothers here, man," Parsons continued. "Listen, life is way bigger past football, but this right here is not OK. Travis Hunter, you don't deserve that."

The Dallas Cowboys star praised Hunter's competitive spirit for trying to still play and encouraged the sophomore to "keep balling."

Colorado head coach Deion Sanders said Hunter is expected to miss three weeks with a lacerated liver. The 20-year-old didn't cast any blame when discussing his injury.

"Something like that is going to happen on the field sooner or later," Hunter said. "You just got to get up and fight again. That's what I tried to do, get up and fight. Good thing the doctors stopped me."