Pittsburgh Steelers' Juju Smith-Schuster and Cincinnati Bengals' George Iloka suspended
Last Updated: 05/12/17 8:33pm
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cincinnati Bengals cornerback George Iloka have been suspended one game each by the NFL for violating league safety rules.
Smith-Schuster was flagged for 'unnecessary roughness' and taunting after a blindside hit on Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh's 23-20 victory Monday night.
Iloka was also penalised for 'unnecessary roughness' for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.
Jon Runyan, the NFL's vice president of football operations, ruled that Smith-Schuster "delivered a violent and unnecessary blindside shot to (Burfict's) head and neck area".
Burfict left the game on a stretcher and did not return.
Runyan suspended Iloka for striking a defenceless receiver in the head and neck area.
Brown, who caught the match-tying pass on the play, remained in the game.
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