Carolina Panthers will finish their own football match against Pittsburgh Steelers without Eric Rid after security was thrown out.
Reid was sent to the dressing room after hitting Ben Roethlisberger in the helmet while Steelers' poker tried to slip. Reeve showed that Reid's shoulder contacted Roetlisberger's helmet as he flew over the top of Thursday. After a brief discussion, officials decided to disqualify Reid for the rest of the match.
The League quickly explained the decision to get Reid out on Twitter, which includes video:
The punishment for hitting a sliding ball – especially in the head – is not new. However, the increased emphasis in 2018 on the punishment of such a game is probably the reason why Reid was expelled, in addition to the criminal charges.
After the attack, there were several officers of the offensive linemen who came to the defense of Roetlisberger, which caused a lot of pushing and crowding between the two teams. However, Reid and Roethlisberger quickly buried the ax.
After the victory of Steelers 52-21, the coach of Panthers Ron Rivera said he disagreed with the judges:
Ron Rivera says Erik Reid's hit did not guarantee ejection.
– Joe Person (@ josephperson) November 9, 2018
Earlier in 2018, Reid entered the eagle's scarcity due to his controversial relationship with Malcolm Jenkins, as well as the late hit on Carson Ventz that began the waste:
Reid is fined $ 10,026 for the game and will probably be re-examined from the league after his hit on Roetlisberger.