J.J. Watt Rips Texans' Rookie Ross Blacklock For Ejection Against Ravens

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By SportsRadio 610

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- Three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt did not hold back when asked about his rookie teammate being ejected from just his second NFL game.

Rookie defensive lineman Ross Blacklock was flagged for an unnecessary roughness penalty in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

The Ravens were already deep in Houston territory when after a Mark Ingram run, Blacklock scuffled with Ravens players and apparently threw a punch.

The rookie was disqualified and the Ravens extended their lead on that drive with a field goal by Justin Tucker.

Watt called the incident "stupid" and "selfish" by Blacklock.

“It was a stupid play, it was selfish. It's something -- I mean, I've spoken to Ross (Blacklock) before and so it pisses me off. It's a very selfish move. Late in the game, and it's dumb, very dumb to hurt your team in that type of setting for no reason.”

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said Monday he could not see the play, but he'd addressed the situation with the rookie.

Blacklock was the Texans' first pick in the draft this year at No. 40 overall. The Texans used their pick from the DeAndre Hopkins trade, which also brought them running back David Johnson, to select Blacklock.