Tony Romo Brutally Crushed During XFL Broadcast

Tony Romo caught a savage stray during an XFL game Sunday.

The XFL returned for its third iteration this past weekend, and unfortunately for Romo, he got rocked during the broadcast of the St. Louis BattleHawks/San Antonio Brahmas game.

ESPN commentator Matt Barrie opined that there was a "Romo playing football in Texas in February" after San Antonio kicker John Parker Romo hit a field goal in the first quarter.

The comment was a clear jab at Tony Romo's lack of postseason success during his time with the Dallas Cowboys.

Tony Romo hit with one hell of a stray.

Man, Tony Romo can't catch a break lately. There are reports circulating CBS wasn't too happy with his commentating, and after that story went away, an XFL announcer woke up and chose violence against him.

Romo was probably at home maybe enjoying a beer or two or perhaps was hitting the golf course Sunday. He didn't have a care in the world.

Why would he? He has plenty of money in the bank and the NFL season? Then, out of nowhere, Matt Barrie just fired an all-time brutal shot at Romo for never doing anything significant in the postseason.

Sometimes, life just comes at you for no good reason at all. That's what happened here. Tony Romo was just minding his business. He wasn't bothering anyone, but that didn't save him from the XFL's wrath.

The good news for Romo is he has the ultimate Trump league. He made more than $127 million playing in the actual NFL, not a minor league. After that ended, CBS threw him a bank vault to commentate. So, I think Tony Romo will bounce back from this stray just fine.

This is a reminder to always keep your head on a swivel. You never know when someone might come for your neck during a major TV broadcast.

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David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture. He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics. Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.