Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker said that Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden should have been ejected for ripping Walker's helmet off and then head-butting him.
After being head-butted, Walker threw a punch at Walden, but was not penalized.
Walden was penalized 15 yards on the play, but was allowed to stay in the game. He probably will face a fine and perhaps even a suspension from the NFL, however, for his actions.
“Most definitely (he should have been ejected),” Walker said. “That's the type stuff we don't need in this league. He snatches my helmet off and head-butts me in the mouth and don't get ejected. But that's the type of player he is. I ain't mad at him. That's what he did.”
Walden's penalty was one of three personal fouls on the Colts in the second quarter drive by the Titans that resulted in a field goal for Tennessee that put the Titans up 17-3.
Cassius Vaughn was penalized for holding Justin Hunter after wrestling him to the ground.
The Colts were also flagged as Robert Mathis was called for roughing Ryan Fitzpatrick during the drive.