BREAKING: JuJu Smith-Schuster & George Iloka Suspended One-Game Each For MNF Hits
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.
BOOOOOOOOOY JUJU ROTY NOW IDC pic.twitter.com/fnW4iz8qaW
— Lucas (@NotMikeTolbert) December 5, 2017
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:
Official notice on the one-game suspensions for Steelers’ WR JuJu Smith-Schuster and Bengals’ S George Iloka. pic.twitter.com/b7rq3rtjl2
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 5, 2017