BREAKING: JuJu Smith-Schuster & George Iloka Suspended One-Game Each For MNF Hits

Juju taunt Burfict

The NFL wasted little time coming down on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka. Both were suspended one game each for their illegal hits during Monday’s game between the two AFC North rivals.

Smith-Schuster’s hit came in the fourth quarter, when he laid out Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict with a nasty block that resulted in a flag and forced Burfict to be carted off the field.


Later in that drive, Iloka delivered a dirty hit to the head of Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown following a touchdown reception that tied the game at 20-20.


No word yet on whether or not either player intends to appeal the suspension.

Here’s a statement from the league regarding their decision to suspend both players:

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