Donte Whitner: Any Big Hit In The NFL Is Automatically A Flag

49ers_Donte_Whitner_2013San Francisco safety Donte Whitner was penalized on the first play of Sunday’s loss to the Colts. He wasn’t happy about it.

“It was a bad call,” Whitner told “I guess it was a big hit. Any big hit now in the National Football League is automatically a flag.”

Whitner drilled Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw after Bradshaw picked up three yards on a short pass and a flag flew immediately.

Source: Michael David Smith, NBC Sports