The NFL has come down hard on a couple of players for their roles in yesterday’s postgame skirmish between the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Rams.
Following the Rams’ 51-14 drubbing of the Broncos at SoFi Stadium, the players from both sides got together for their customary postgame handshakes. However, Broncos defensive end Randy Gregory was more interested in throwing punches than shaking hands, as he got in the face of Rams offensive lineman Oday Aboushi and threw a punch at his head.
Aboushi quickly returned the favor with a right hook, before the two were separated. The melee actually spilled over into Baker Mayfield’s postgame interview with CBS’s Tracey Wolfson.
The NFL clearly didn’t like what they saw. They announced today that both Gregory and Abuoshi have been suspended for one game each.
According to Adam Schefter, the suspensions are for “violations of unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules.”
With only two weeks remaining in the season and both teams out of playoff contention, the punishments won’t affect the Rams or Broncos much. But they should put a minor dent in the wallets of both Gregory and Aboushi, which is probably what the NFL was going for.
It was an all-around frustrating Christmas Day for the Broncos, as they were embarrassed in one of the most lopsided games of the season. And it resulted in head coach Nathaniel Hackett losing his job just one day later.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.