Merriman claims Fisher ordered a "hit".
MERRIMAN CLAIMS FISHER ORDERED A "HIT"
Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman contends that Titans coach Jeff Fisher ordered Tennessee players to target the San Diego defender in retaliation for Merriman's "accidental" flattening of Titans quarterback Vince Young.
"Plenty of people told me it was a coach down there telling them to go get at me," Merriman said.
Merriman will miss Sunday's game against the Lions with a knee injury.
If true, it's a bombshell, given that Fisher is a member of the NFL's Competition Committee. If it's false, Merriman needs to apologize profusely.
Either way, the NFL needs to investigate this one. If a black official calling a black player "boy" merited a thorough analysis and review, the notion that an NFL coach targeted a player for injury requires a reunion of the Warren Commission.