NFL Reporter Rapoport Hit in Face With Football on Sideline

There are certain risks associated with being a reporter. Some dodge bullets overseas. Others confront crooks regarding their crimes. The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has to deal with flying footballs.

On Sunday before the Texans-Packers game, Rapoport was delivering sideline report when, out of nowhere, a football came flying into his shot and hit him in the chest and face, producing an priceless facial reaction. Rapoport was a little flustered and asked if anyone else saw what happened before regaining his composure and carrying on:

“That’s funny in itself, but the way Rapoport handles himself after getting that surprise is professionalism at best,” Yahoo writes. “Oh, sure, it would’ve made a much better video if he’d lost his mind and cursed out whichever backup quarterback lost control of his tosses, or if his nose slowly started bleeding while he discussed Aaron Rodgers, but hey, we take what we can get.”

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