Northern Illinois linebacker suspended after eye gouging San Diego State running back

Northern Illinois has suspended linebacker Antonio Jones-Davis for one game after he gouged the eyes of San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny on Saturday night.

The incident happened in the first quarter of the San Diego State-Northern Illinois game on Saturday. Video of the incident can be seen below.

San Diego State went on to win the game 34-28. Penny, who is one of the best running backs in the country, momentarily left the game and returned wearing a visor.

“I just think that stuff shouldn’t happen,” Penny said after the game. “I thought we were all more mature than that, but I bounced back.”

Northern Illinois takes on Kent State next. Penny finished the game with 107 yards on 25 carries and the Aztecs move to No. 19 in the AP Poll.

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