Found August 20, 2013 on Football Nation:
The NFL announced Tuesday that Texans defensive lineman Antonio Smith is suspended for the remainder of the preseason and the first regular season game for the incident during Saturday’s preseason game.On a pass rush, Smith ripped off Dolphins’ offensive guard Richie Incognito’s helmet and then hit him in the face with it.ESPN originally reported that Smith would only be suspended the last two preseasons games. The NFL may have changed their minds because of the backlash the league received from the media Tuesday morning.To suspend Smith for only preseason games is an absolute joke. In fact, it helps the Texans because at 31 years old, the defensive lineman does not need much more reps in preseason games. He gets to sit and rest.At least the NFL somewhat straightened out the suspension length, but this incident should bring attention to how suspensions are handed out around the NFL.Fans have seen it in baseball over the last month; league offices more often than not assign random pu...
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