The NFL fined and suspended Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith after going buck wild on Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito. Smith is banned for the final two preseason games and for week 1 when his team faces the San Diego Chargers.
During last Saturday’s preseason game against Miami, Smith ripped off Incognito’s helmet and smacked him in the face with it after the play was over. The NFL must having been feeling very generous to only suspend Smith for one regular season game. Smith will appeal the suspension but is unlikely to win his battle.
This is not the first time these two players have gotten into trouble when facing each other. Smith was fined $11,000 last season for kicking Incognito during their week 1 matchup.
Word around the league is that, even though it is unforgivable to swing a helmet at another player, Incognito isn’t exactly the victim in all these instances. He is known around the league as a dirty player and gets under the skin of his opponent.
When asked about the latest situation Incognito replied “Football is an intense game, it is played with a lot of of passion. “