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NFL Reporter's Face

Gets Wide Open,

Fails to Make the Catch

10/15/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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The biggest hit in last night's Packers vs. Texans game happened before kickoff ... when an NFL Network reporter took an errant football to the face ... during a live shot.

Ian Rapoport was workin' the sidelines at Reliant Stadium in Houston before the game last night, when a football got loose and smacked Ian right in the kisser ... hard.

Gotta hand it to Rapoport ... 'cause he kept his composure and actually laughed at the situation.

It's a dangerous business.

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19 COMMENTS

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Celebrities Suck    

and this is supposed to be news?

647 days ago
2.

steve-o    

Looked to me like it just hit him in the hand not in the face. But this is TMZ so what do you expect!!!

647 days ago
3.

ANS84    

I think that's how Stuart Scott got his lazy eye. I recall he was struck in the side of the head at a training camp.

647 days ago
4.

Celebrities Suck    

if that ball would have broken his nose you would have seen blood pouring no blood = no broken nose tmz. lol

647 days ago
5.

Ashley     

the whole world hates american white males
bottom feeders, haters and racist tea baggers...
spend their whole life as racist whining
losers!!

647 days ago
6.

BellaBoo    

It didn't... hit him.... in the face..

647 days ago
7.

Cheryl A.    

Oh!! My nose!
----Marcia Brady

647 days ago
8.

wrx7182    

The football did not hit his face.

647 days ago
9.

MadHouse562    

Pick Me...

647 days ago
10.

Josh    

Give me a break, it never even TOUCHED his face, it hit the mic.

647 days ago
11.

JR    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcnrH5cXAgQ

Marcia gets slowly hit in the face with a football

647 days ago
12.

BonitaBeaver    

Bet Arron Rodgers collected on that bet " bet u can't hit that reporter in the face" " oh yeah how much"

646 days ago

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