San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis claims that St. McDonald went below the belt to make a tackle Sunday and wouldn't let go.
[+] EnlargeAP Photo/Tony AvelarVernon Davis hurdled over the Rams' Rodney McLeod during the 49ers' win Sunday.
"I'm still thinking about it. I made the play, and as soon as I got my hands on the ball, [McDonald] was grabbing me right there in that space, that area, and I kept telling him, 'Let go, get off me, get off me,' and he wouldn't let me go."
Davis also tweeted about the third-quarter play Monday, saying "itshould be a league rule saying that a defender can not tackle a player by his penis," calling it "the most painful thing ever!"
The tackle came in a game in which Davisdisplayed his athleticism with a new move, and did so not once but twice: a high hurdle over defenders.
He led with his right foot while leaping over safety Rodney McLeod in the first half, then again to reach the end zone on his team-leading 10th touchdown catch on a 17-yard scoring play in the fourth quarter.
"It's just instincts," Davis said. "I said, 'Look, I won't be denied.'"
Davis' 50th career touchdown catch moved him into fourth place in franchise history, behind Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (176), Terrell Owens (81) and Gene Washington (59).
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.