JuJu Smith-Schuster deserved to get tossed from Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals for his vicious, dirty hit on Vontaze Burfict (watch here). Rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster with his suspension upheld yesterday, will now have missed two of the past three games, previously sitting out one game with a hamstring injury. The hit was illegal - thanks to the "Hines Ward rule" that outlawed those types of blocks delivered up high to unsuspecting defenders - and then Smith-Schuster drew an extra flag for taunting after standing over his target. Iloka was penalized for unnecessary roughness for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.
If he loses the appeal, the Steelers will face the Ravens without a receiver who has caught 37 balls for 585 yards and five touchdowns this season.
The last time Smith-Schuster was down, the Steelers struggled to find somebody to step up in his absence opposite Brown. "Your conduct following the hit fell far below the standards of sportsmanship expected of an National Football League player".
UPDATE: Smith-Schuster's suspension is now official.
"He shouldn't have stood over him", Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said.Читайте также: New General Motors app lets you order and shop from your auto
"I didn't think it was warranted", Roethlisberger said. "I didn't mean to stand over him". On Tuesday, Smith-Schuster was suspended for one game by the league.
"I was just playing to the whistle", Smith-Schuster said. The unsportsmanlike conduct is not me. He is a better sportsman than he displayed after the block and you got to acknowledge that.
He also apologized in a postgame tweet. Karma is karma. Karma is in life.
Iloka's agent, Ron Slavin, released a statement saying thank you to Brooks but reiterated that they felt Iloka did nothing wrong.
"I like that. I like that", said Brown of the block.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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