NFL suspends JuJu Smith-Schuster, George Iloka one game each for hits

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka were each suspended one game for hits in Monday night’s game, the NFL announced Tuesday.

Both players will appeal the suspension, sources told ESPN.

Vile hits mar Steelers’ win; Brown cites ‘karma’

As Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster talked to reporters about his vicious block on Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, fellow receiver Antonio Brown yelled “karma” repeatedly.

Smith-Schuster was suspended for a vicious fourth-quarter block on Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who was in a defenseless posture, according to the NFL’s ruling.

“The contact you made with your opponent placed the opposing player at risk of serious injury and could have been avoided,” NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan said in issuing the suspension. “Your conduct following the hit fell far below the high standards of sportsmanship expected of an NFL player.”

Ioka was suspended for a hit on Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in the end zone in the fourth quarter when Brown was deemed to be a defenseless receiver. Brown held

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/21678678/juju-smith-schuster-pittsburgh-steelers-george-iloka-cincinnati-bengals-suspended-1-game

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