Yes, Smith-Schuster's punishment also includes taunting Burfict after laying him out but Illoka only "violently struck a defenseless receiver in the head and neck area" and he was also suspended one game.
Two of those players were Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and Steelers rookie receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who were both suspended one game for their actions. Iloka hit Brown in the head while trying to break up his game-tying touchdown catch.
Smith-Schuster was flagged for unnecessary roughness and taunting after his blindside hit on Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh's 23-20 victory Monday night.
Roethlisberger felt Smith-Schuster deserved a fine.
The Bengals (5-7) host the Bears (3-9) on Sunday.
"I think so", McVay said of whether targeting would work in the NFL.
Iloka found out his suspension was overturned shortly before Wednesday's practice, which he participated in.
"I didn't think [the Smuth-Schuster suspension] was warranted". "I thought maybe a fine, a pretty steep fine, something like that".
"We are grateful to appeals officer Derrick Brooks for reducing George's penalty from a one-game suspension to a fine equivalent to what players who were recently involved in similar plays received".
When Pittsburgh initially lined up for the field goal, Cincinnati's Josh Shaw jumped offside so far he was practically in front of the ball when Boswell kicked, and on Boswell's follow-through his foot hit Shaw. I thought what happened, the play that happened, happened in the context of a football play.
"We don't want any of that stuff", Lewis said. It was a guy getting ready to make a tackle, a bigger football player. We don't want to have a player hit with an illegal hit and then stood over.
The play in question saw Smith-Schuster's lay a hard block on Burfict during a 12-yard reception by his teammate Le'Veon Bell. We look at the moments that have escalated the hatred.