Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has been suspended one game by the NFL for violating league safety rules.
Smith-Schuster was flagged for unnecessary roughness and taunting after a blindside hit on Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh's 23-20 victory yesterday.
Jon Runyan, the NFL's vice president of football operations, ruled that Smith-Schuster "delivered a violent and unnecessary blindside shot to (Burfict's) head and neck area." Burfict left the game on a stretcher and did not return.
Seeing an opportunity to take a free shot at Burfict, Smith-Schuster stuck his helmet into Burfict’s jaw on a block.
Smith-Schuster made matters worse when he taunted Burfict after the play by aggressively standing over him until he was shoved away by Bengals players.