Bengals safety Iloka has 1-game suspension overturned

Bengals safety Iloka has 1-game suspension overturned

Bengals safety Iloka has 1-game suspension overturned

In his letter to Iloka notifying him of the suspension, Runyan stated that Iloka violated Rule 12, Section 2, Article 7 which prohibits forcibly hitting a defenseless player's head or neck area with the helmet, facemask, forearm or shoulder.

Pittsburgh's JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cincinnati's George Iloka both received one-game suspensions for dirty hits, and it was nightmarish game for an image-conscious league.

Minutes later, Iloka launched head-first at Brown as Brown hauled in the game-tying touchdown, drawing an unnecessary roughness penalty. It's not flawless, but I think players do that and coaches do, as well, " Belichick said on a Wednesday conference call with Miami reporters.


"I don't think it was warranted", Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told reporters.

"We've been very consistent", executive vice president of operations Troy Vincent said during a conference call Wednesday. During the pay, a Cincinnati player stuck his foot out and made contact with Boswell's kicking leg. The block that Smith-Schuster executed is now an illegal maneuver due to the league's greater concerns with the player safety over the last several years. It was a guy getting ready to make a tackle, a bigger football player. You then "celebrated" the play by standing over him and taunting him.

Both players were hit with suspensions on Tuesday and immediately appealed. But, you know, I thought what happened - the play that happened - happened in the context of a football play. For instance, shortly after Smith-Schuster's punishment was announced, the Twitter police unearthed this hit by Falcons receiver Julio Jones delivered to Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo. I don't think anybody wants that, coach (Mike) Tomlin or myself or any of the clubs. "So that's not the look we want in the National Football League".

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