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The NFL suspended Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays for one game for the helmet-to-helmet hit he put on Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub on Sunday, a league source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Mays is appealing the suspension, the source said.
On Monday, Broncos coach John Fox defended Mays' vicious hit on Schaub that cost the quarterback a chunk of his ear.
"I know this: He doesn't do it intentionally to hurt him," Fox said. "That's not Joe Mays. That's not what we teach. It's accidental. Playing football. You see it around the league every week."
Schaub went through his normal Monday routine and looked "fine" the day after losing a bit of his left ear lobe. Source: The Redzone
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Matt Schaub lost part of his ear during the Texans' win in Denver on Sunday, and the action isn't going unpunished. Broncos middle linebacker Joe Mays was the guilty party in the gruesome hit that saw Schaub's earlobe cut in half, and now he'll pay the price for his action. Mays will be suspended one game and fined $50,000 for the hit, the NFL announced Tuesday. Mays...
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The NFL has just announced that they will be suspending Denver Broncos middle linebacker Joe Mays for one game due to a hit he delivered Sunday to Houston Texans‘ quarterback Matt Schaub. The hit left Schaub missing a portion of his earlobe.
Mays has apologized to Schaub twice and Schaub accepted, but apologies and accepted apologies are...
Broncos’ Mays Suspended 1 Game For Hit On Schaub -
Broncos LB Joe Mays has apologized for his vicious hit on Texans QB Matt Schaub on Sunday, but the NFL doesn’t think an apology is enough. And the league office doesn’t think a heavy fine is enough, either. Instead, Mays has been suspended for one game for his helmet-to-helmet hit. A source with knowledge of the situations...
When Joe Mays laid the wood to Matt Schaub, immediate reaction around the country speculated that Mays would be fined for the incident. However, ESPN is reporting that the NFL is considering suspending Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays for the hit that left Matt Schaub missing a chunk of ear. For the Broncos, this couldn't be any worse. The linebacker depth is already thin because...
Matt Schaub's day started with a sack for a safety and ended with him getting X-rays on his aching left shoulder. In between, an illegal hit from linebacker Joe Mays sent both his helmet and a piece of his ear flying.
Despite the blood, bruises and bumps, Schaub said he felt pretty darn good.
He drew a bombardment of praise for his toughness from his teammates, his coaches...
The NFL suspended Broncos linebacker Joe Mays for a bloodthirsty helmet-to-helmet hit that resulted in Texans quarterback Matt Schaub losing a piece of his ear lobe during Houston’s 31-25 victory on Sunday at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High … Continue reading →
Matt Schaub lost part of his ear last night during an illegal hit from Broncos line backer Joe Mays. Somehow Schaub only took off one play after the hit and he was right back in there to lead the Texans to a victory of the Broncos. I've seen the helmet fly off a few times in my day, but never a piece of someones ear. Nasty stuff right there.
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has something in common in boxer Evander Holyfield.
Schaub lost a part of his ear in battle after a brutal helmet-to-helmet sack from the Denver Broncos Joe May left him prone on the field after the play was over.
When asked about the play after the game, Schaub who threw four touchdowns during the contest gave the Houston Chronicle a heads...
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Thanks to Cosby Swaeters, via Black Sports Online we got footage of Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub getting laid out during Sunday win over the Broncos. Not only did suffer a shot to the head, he lost a piece of his ear on the play.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL may suspend Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays for his helmet to helmet hit on Texans quarterback Matt Schaub during yesterday’s game. He’ll at least get a fine for sure.
Schaub lost a piece of his ear from the hit below. Pretty sick.
Broncos pass rusher Von Miller was called for a roughing-the-passer penalty in the third quarter of Sunday's game after hitting Matt Schaub. On the next play, Broncos linebacker Joe Mays hit the Houston Texans' star quarterback with a direct blow to the helmet. Schaub's helmet flew off, and he held his head in his hands. Another penalty.
"I felt fine. I lost a...
Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays will serve a one-game
suspension for the helmet-to-helmet hit he put on Texans
quarterback Matt Schaub in Week 3, according to multiple
Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays is appealing his one game suspension given by the NFL for his hit on Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, according toAdam Schefter.
Mays was fined $50,000 by the league and given a one game suspension for the hit.
Mays was asked after the game if he expected to be fined for the hit, he said: "Oh yeah. I'm expecting that. But it was...
The Houston Texans are off to the best start in team history, and coach Gary Kubiak is confident his club can extend that run if it gives a more complete effort and protects quarterback Matt Schaub.
Back home after two in a row on the road, Houston goes for a fourth consecutive victory Sunday when it faces the Tennessee Titans, who look to build on their first win of the season...