Raiders' Seymour Faces Possible Suspension - NBC Bay Area


Raiders' Seymour Faces Possible Suspension



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    SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 17: Richard Seymour #92 of the Oakland Raiders stands on the field in between plays of their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on October 17, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Richard Seymour

    In the aftermath of Oakland Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour's punch-out of Ben Roethlisberger, there are still major consequences to hit the fan for hitting the Steelers' quarterback.

    You'll recall that Seymour was ejected Sunday for throwing an unprovoked haymaker at Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the Raiders' 35-3 loss. NFL fans nationwide are agreeing that it couldn't have happened to a better quarterback.

    But NBC and Sports Illustrated football authority Peter King writes in this week's "Monday Morning Quarterback" column that the punching incident will cost Seymour "at least $20,000 from the league office, and perhaps a one-game suspension."

    These league office punishment decisions usually come down on Tuesday, and take effect with that weekend's games.

    So if Seymour does get suspended a game, it would likely be announced Tuesday and it would likely be effective for this Sunday's Raiders home game against the Miami Dolphins.

    Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who's pleased to see that the NFL is still running Pro Bowl ads with Richard Seymour's image plastered on them.