NFL Suspends 2 Players in MNF Mess
The NFL has suspended two players, one-game apiece for illegal hits delivered in Pittsburgh's 23-20 win over Cincinnait on Monday Night Football.
The Steelers' JuJu Smith Schuster and the Bengals' George Iloka were penalized on separate plays Monday but each was blatant violation of the NFL's player-safety-related rule changes.
Cincinnati's Vontaze Burfict - who himself is not stranger to head-targeting-penalties - was clobbered by a blind-side block from Schuster, who also led with the crown of his helmet to the head and jaw of Burfict.
After the game, Steelers receiver Antonio Brown said Schuster's hit on Burfict was 'karma', likely referring Burfict head-shot to Brown in last season's playoffs.
Later in the game, Brown was on the receiving end of Iloka's helmet-to-helmet, defenseless receiver penalty as he hauled in a game-tying TD in the fourth quarter.