NBC Sports analyst Mike Florio is taking heat for appearing to suggest that the San Francisco 49ers should try to injure Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes during Super Bowl LIV, but the NFL pundit feels says his comments were taken out of context.

Mahomes is the reigning NFL’s MVP and recently propelled the Chiefs to the Super Bowl with a remarkable 27-yard touchdown run in the AFC Championship game against the Tennessee Titans.

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Several observers feel Florio condoned dirty play by San Francisco to stop Mahomes, one of the league’s most dominant players.

Florio, who founded the popular ProFootballTalk.com, was careful to put a verbal disclaimer before his comments on Wednesday, but they caused widespread outrage anyway.

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