WATCH: NFL Player Loses Tooth During Play, Laughs

Vita Vea
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It’s one of those moments where ordinary everyday Americans can look at NFL players and say to themselves, “I’m not like that at all.”

Buccaneer’s defensive tackle Vita Vea had his tooth knocked out in the middle of a play Sunday and saw fit to laugh about it after the play was over.

It was clear something bad was going to happen the moment Vea’s helmet flew up, and that “something bad” was an opponent’s helmet striking him right in the mouth. Still, even with his face unprotected, that wasn’t enough to stop the big lineman from trying to make the play.

One can see Vea’s recently liberated tooth flying out of his mouth soon after the helmet hit home.

Bucs head coach Bruce Arians was asked about his player’s tooth in the post-game press conference. Arians was concerned and sympathetic towards his 346-pound defensive tackle. Just kidding, he didn’t care.

For his part, Vea didn’t seem to care either.

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