Lavelle Hawkins is one wide receiver looking to make a name for himself with the San Francisco 49ers, especially with Michael Crabtree out of the picture with a serious injury.
Hawkins exploded on to the scene in Week 3 preseason action when the 49ers took on the Minnesota Vikings. He was impressive in all areas except one—common sense.
Hawkins took a kick back for a touchdown, which is great, but he also was flagged twice for two different infractions (per SB Nation):
Let’s see—celebrating into the endzone? Check. Removing helmet on the field? Check. Hawkins may be electric on the field, but it is lapses in judgment like this that could keep him off it by the time the regular season rolls around.
Yes, the game does not matter. But there are hungrier guys doing all the right things that would never dream of doing something like this with a potential roster spot on the line.
Time for Hawkins to grow up. We have a feeling the 49ers’ staff will not be happy about this one.