JuJu Smith-Schuster Levels & Taunts Injured Vontaze Burfict

Ruben Hill
December 6, 2017

The NFL has announced that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Cincinnati Bengals safety, George Iloka, have both been suspended for one game stemming from hits they delivered during Monday night's vicious game.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday the NFL is strongly weighing a one-game suspension for Smith-Schuster’s hit, per sources informed of the situation.

Brown kept talking about "karma", and said he'd pay any fine incurred by Smith-Schuster. "It's not personal between no one".

Brown also said, "I liked that, I liked that", when discussing the block, per Chris Adamski of the Tribune-Review. He struck Brown square in the head as he caught a game-tying touchdown pass, though Brown was uninjured.

The brutal hit came after Pittsburgh's Ryan Shazier and Cincinnati's Joe Mixon already had exited the game with head and neck injuries in what was an uncomfortably violent game. Burfict left the game on a stretcher and did not return.

After the game, Smith-Schuster took to social media to apologize. He's now on the league's concussion protocol. The wideout then stood over Burfict, with Smith-Schuster later admitting that he "messed up" by taunting the fallen linebacker since it cost his team 15 yards. "And just the way he went down, it was just like-I don't know man". "I can assess a judgment on the fact that he stood over him and that's not how we play and that's not reflective of the sportsman he is. The ball tipped off his hands and he kind of put his head towards my area, and I tried to fade off of him at the last second, but he initially tried to make contact because he knew he could get the flag", Burfict told ESPN. The unsportsmanlike conduct is not me. I shouldn't have done that. "I hope he's OK and I hope he gets better".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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