On Tuesday, the NFL suspended Bobby Hart for one game after the Buffalo Bills guard allegedly punched a Tennessee Titans coach in the head on Monday.
The league announced Hart’s suspension in a memo that includes a letter from NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan addressed to Hart.
Following the Bills’ 41-7 victory, the Bills offensive lineman confronted a Tennessee player on the field. He threw a punch with a closed fist that instead hit a Titans coach in the head.
“As both teams were heading to the tunnel, you walked directly across the field to seek out your opponent,” Runyan’s letter reads. “You approached him near the end zone and a coach had to hold you back as others shook hands.
“Once you and your opponent were in the end zone near the tunnel, you confronted him and immediately swung at him with a closed fist, striking the head of a Tennessee coach. Your aggressive conduct could have caused serious injury and clearly does not reflect the high standards of sportsmanship expected of a professional.”
Hart, who started one of three games played with Tennessee last season, played 17 snaps in Monday night’s victory.
He’ll be eligible to return to practice after Sunday’s game.