The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 30-15 last weekend to the Miami Dolphins, but they lost more than just the game on that day. They also lost their quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, to a knee injury. His timetable for return is unclear but some reports have stated he could come back anytime in the next two to six weeks.
However, before Big Ben exited the game last week, there was a moment in the game where he appeared to have been kicked by a member of the Dolphins during a play. If you know the players in Miami and their history, you could probably guess which one of their defensive players it was.
That's right, the one with the rich history of offences, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
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As you can see in the video further down in this article, during the fourth quarter and while being blocked by right guard David DeCastro, Suh got in close enough range to Roethlisberger that he was able to kick the quarterback in the shin. This caused the quarterback to go off balance, allowing the defensive lineman to tackle him.
When asked to comment about Suh's kick, DeCastro told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "I'm not sure what he was thinking. You'd have to ask him what he was thinking. I heard Ben saying 'He kicked me,' but I didn't really see it until we watched the film."
The Gazette has also stated that the Steelers have filed a report and have asked for the play to be reviewed. When you watch the footage, you can see why.
This isn't the first time Suh has been involved in an incident of this type, as while playing for the Lions, he was suspended for stepping on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in 2014, and he also stomped on Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith's arm in 2011 as well.
It will therefore not be surprising if the league decides to suspend or fine Suh for what he did to Roethlisberger last weekend.