Over the weekend, former Oregon standout and future Philadelphia Eagles wideout Devon Allen was disqualified from the track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, for being too fast.

Allen, a sprinter in the 110m hurdles, was disqualified in the final for a false start that was imperceptible to the naked eye.

Runners aren’t permitted to start within 0.1 seconds of the starting gun sounding. Allen was detected by a digital starting block, not a human judge, as reacting at 0.099, meaning he was disqualified by .001 second. Boos rained down at Hayward Field. Allen pleaded his case with multiple race officials to no avail. His last track competition of the season ended in a fit of bewilderment and frustration.

“The rule in track and field is the threshold for reacting after the gun is one-tenth of a second, so 0.1 seconds. So, my reaction time at 0.099, which is one-thousandths too fast, which is why I got DQ’d,” he explained during an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show Tuesday. “The crazy thing is in the semifinals I reacted at 0.101 seconds, so one one-thousandth (of a second) slow, which is a ‘fair’ start.

“When they recalled the start, Grant Holloway, the world champion next to me kind of goes into his set a little bit later than everyone else so I thought they were going to bring us all back and tell him, ‘Hey, go into set when we call set.’ Because it was a quick gun. But then when I got the red card in my lane I was pretty confused. Obviously, that’s why I walked over to the official, I wanted to see the reaction, I wanted to see the video they had of me starting.”

In essence, Allen was disqualified for a reaction time that was too good. A human eye doesn’t watch his start and consider it a competitive advantage.

“I would say that’s fair,” he said. “Overall, if you look at all my reaction times, I’m probably in the top 1-5% of all sprinters at every competition I’m at. Usually I’m just a quick reactor to the gun. This weekend, obviously, it’s a huge competition for me—World Championships in Eugene, Oregon—I’m probably going to react a little bit more quickly than normal. It’s really unfortunate that’s the rule. I understand that’s the rule and it’s in place so there’s no false starts, but, you know, to (not) have a little bit of leeway for margin of error or anything that goes on for a thousandth of a second is a little bit frustrating.”

Others shared in his frustration.

Allen will shift his focus now to Eagles training camp where he’ll look to make the roster. He told Patrick he feels good about his chances considering he hasn’t spent the last six years getting beat up by NFL defenders.

“I’m much faster than I was in college,” he said.

Maybe just a smidge too fast.