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Sorry, this does not rise to the necessary standard for evidence. This is straight from the horses mouth, when the horse collar was banned in 2008:
Rogers Redding, NCAA football secretary-rules editor and coordinator of football officials for the Southeastern Conference, said the horse-collar ban may result in fewer back injuries.
“What we’re hearing from trainers and physicians is we’re getting some back injuries when the ball carrier is immediately snapped to the ground by being jerked quickly,” he said. “If the ball carrier is grabbed by the shoulder or jersey and just ridden to the ground over a couple of yards, that’s not going to be a foul.”
So calling this a penalty is very much a judgement call. By no means black and white.