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Ejections: Time for NFL officials to do their part to curb on-field mayhem

For all the chatter about how to handle flagrant acts of violence that taint the NFL game and endanger its participants, let’s not forget one basic piece of the solution. Sure, the league office can issue fines and suspensions. It will even consider a version of the NCAA's “targeting” rule to address egregious violations. But this is on the refs, too. They've been much too hesitant to eject players like Patriots star Rob Gronkowski, who should have been sent to the showers Sunday in Buffalo after he clearly crossed the line and went into thug mode. Sure, some of these blows come in the midst of “football acts.” But other stuff, like Gronkowski’s bashing of defenseless Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White, needs to be dealt wi ...