Texas Wide Receiver Mike Davis Defends Cheap Shot On Iowa State's Deon Broomfield (VIDEO/TWEETS)

Texas wide receiver Mike Davis garnered attention for all the wrong reasons on Thursday night. On Friday, he attempted to defend his actions.

Davis dove at the knees of Iowa State defensive back Deon Broomfield during the third quarter of a Big 12 game on Thursday night while ostensibly blocking for a play taking place on the far side of the field. Texas would score on the play and Davis would be excoriated for his low dive.

Deadspin described the effort as "The Worst Late Hit You'll See This Year In College Football" while @SmartFootball called it "one of the dirtiest plays you'll ever see." Bob's Blitz described it as both "worse than bush league" as well as "the cheapshot of the year."

After Texas' controversial 31-30 win, even Broomfield commented on the play.

A short while later, an unrepentant Davis chimed in.

A day later, Davis again addressed the incident on Twitter. This time, the 6' 2" senior made an attempt to explain why he thought he had not done anything wrong.




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