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Pair of scissors found on field during Virginia Tech game

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04:55 PM ET 10.06 | In the NFL, player safety is the No. 1 priority and it's dominating how the game is played. College football is not a whole lot different when it comes to player safety but during today's Virginia Tech-North Carolina game, the players were endangered in a way we haven't ever seen before. Late in the first quarter, Virginia Tech was lining up for a 1st and 10, threatening to enter Tar Heels territory when the officials stopped the game. The reason: a pair of scissors were found on the field by wide receiver Dyrell Roberts.

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Logan Thomas (3), C.J. Coleman (4), AP Photo/John Middlebrook Logan Thomas (3), C.J. Coleman (4), AP Photo/John Middlebrook
October 6, 2012  04:59 PM ET

I guess the groundskeepers want their surface to be precise....

October 6, 2012  05:14 PM ET

Based on the fla/lsu game, I am guessing teams in your conference us 23 of your 25 annual scholly's for D. The O is pretty much built on walk ons. That's how it looks anyways.

October 6, 2012  05:24 PM ET

I've heard of bad things happening at the bottom of the pile, but scissors? That's a little overboard!!!

October 6, 2012  05:52 PM ET

This sounds like someone is trying to phase in the "football with weapons" idea.

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October 7, 2012  03:07 AM ET

There's always the possibility that they were inadvertantly dropped by someone from either teams training staff...especially if they happened to be tape scissors. Just a thought.

October 7, 2012  07:29 AM ET
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There's always the possibility that they were inadvertantly dropped by someone from either teams training staff...especially if they happened to be tape scissors. Just a thought.

That was my first thought when I read this article as well.

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