After successful appeal, Bengals' George Iloka avoids suspension for Antonio Brown hit

JuJu Smith Schuster Annihilated Vontaze Burfict On A Crackback Block

"When [Iloka] hit Antonio Brown in end zone, it's football".

He was alert after the hit, and one reporter said he was "livid".

"What JuJu did was definitely over the line", defensive end Carlos Dunlap said Wednesday.

"I don't want to do all that". I think the game is safer than it's been.

"I didn't know it was Burfict at first". The on-field officials are also inconsistent about deciding when to eject a player and when to allow a player to stay in the game after a personal foul. We already play a risky sport. "There are only 17 weeks and the philosophy is, if it gets out of control, we ask the referees to maintain control of the game, give them that flexibility". "I can assess a judgment on the fact that he stood over him and that's not how we play and that's not reflective of the sportsman he is".

The suspensions bring the total to three from on-field actions in Week 13. Ejections are much rarer, of course. "But that being said, we still have room to grow".

In handing out the suspension to Iloka, Runyan wrote Iloka violated a rule prohibiting hits against a "defenseless player's head or neck area with the helmet, facemask, forearm or shoulder". Two others during that time have been sidelines with injury for the rest of the game. He was placed in concussion protocol.

It was a busy week for suspensions in the NFL.

"He'll bring that up in February when we begin meeting with our competition committee, our coaches' subcommittee and our GMs". In 2006, when Runyan was an offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, he was voted the NFL's "second-dirtiest player" in a Sports Illustrated poll.

Smith-Schuster already has had his appeal heard with appeals officer James Thrash, and Iloka's appeal is being heard this evening, a source told ESPN. "They screwed it up".

"Is he just trying to get back in the good graces of God because of that?"

"I was just playing to the whistle", Smith-Schuster said. That's not player safety. Adam Jones was also suspended one game due to an offseason arrest. Since 2015, that same time span, over five games, the two bitterly-feuding teams have generated ... one National Football League fine.

Both players will be able to return next week when the Patriots and Steelers meet in Pittsburgh.



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