The one-game suspension of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has been upheld by appeals officer James Thrash, who was jointly appointed by the NFL and the NFL Players Association.
The appeal was heard Tuesday afternoon.
Smith-Schuster was suspended for Monday night’s vicious fourth-quarter block on Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who was in a defenseless posture, according to the NFL’s ruling. Smith-Schuster then stood over Burfict as he lay motionless.
Violent Bengals-Steelers clash evoked memories of 2015 AFC wild card game
The hard hits in Monday’s game with the Steelers had Bengals players reminiscing about a similarly physical matchup with Pittsburgh two years ago.
Smith-Schuster will miss the Steelers’ home game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night.
Bengals safety George Iloka also received a one-game suspension for a hit on Steelers star Antonio Brown in the end zone in the fourth quarter when Brown was deemed to be a defenseless receiver. Brown held on to the ball for what resulted in the tying score.
Iloka’s appeal was heard Tuesday evening, but a decision isn’t
Article source: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/21681632/nfl-upholds-one-game-suspension-pittsburgh-steelers-juju-smith-schuster
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