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National Football League strongly considering one-game suspension for JuJu Smith-Schuster

National Football League strongly considering one-game suspension for JuJu Smith-Schuster

Both Smith-Schuster and Bengals defensive back George Iloka were suspended for a game Tuesday by the NFL in the wake of an ugly Monday Night Football game, the league announced.

Now it looks like he'll be slapped with the same one-game ban that the National Football League hit Rob Gronkowski with on Monday for his dirty hit on Tre'Davious White.

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. During the 2015 season, tackles made by Burfict caused injuries to running back Le'Veon Bell (knee) and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) in regular-season matchups, and a concussion to Brown in a postseason meeting between the two teams. The receiver earned another penalty for taunting after standing over the defender. JuJu Smith-Schuster channeled Hines Ward with a huge block that left Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict with a head injury.

Burfict was carted off the field and immediately ruled out of the game.

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Smith-Schuster was flagged for a hard block on Burfict; he hit him high and then stood over him, taunting him, after the play.

Iloka drilled Antonio Brown in the head and neck area after the Steelers wideout reeled in a 6-yard touchdown reception with 3:55 remaining in the contest. "That's just the reality of plays like that". "I apologize for that and with that being said, I hope he gets better". He is a better sportsman than he displayed after the block and you got to acknowledge that.

"I'll acknowledge that there were some unfortunate situations in that game that we don't need in our game", Tomlin said. "We have a responsibility to make this game as safe as it could be possibly be".

"I'll acknowledge there were some unfortunate things in that game that we don't need in our game, by both sides", Tomlin said.