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Bills' Bobby Hart Suspended 1 Game for Swinging at Titans Player, Punching Coach

Doric SamSeptember 20, 2022

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Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Bobby Hart has received a one-game suspension for violating the league's unsportsmanlike conduct rules after Monday night's win over the Tennessee Titans, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan sent a letter to Hart and it revealed that he swung at a Titans player and wound up punching a coach in the head:

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A seventh-round pick in 2015, Hart has bounced around the league and is in his third stint with Buffalo after signing a one-year deal with the team in April. He originally signed with the Bills in 2021, but he was released that August as part of final roster cuts. He re-signed with the team's practice squad the next month, but the Titans added him as a replacement for their injured tackles.

Hart played three games for Tennessee with one start last season before he was released and added to the team's practice squad in November. Buffalo then signed him that month after injuries to linemen Jon Feliciano and Spencer Brown. He appeared in one game for the Bills last season.

Hart was drafted by the New York Giants and started 13 games at right tackle during his second year in 2016. Upon his release in 2018, he signed with the Cincinnati Bengals and became the team's full-time starting right tackle for the next three seasons.

During the 2020 offseason, Hart was subject to critcism after sharing an anti-gay image on social media. He also shared conspiracy theories regarding COVID-19 and expressed support for former NFL receiver DeSean Jackson after he received backlash for antisemitic posts.

The Bills (2-0) should have no issues dealing with Hart's absence after establishing themselves as the best team in the NFL with a pair of dominant wins to start the season. Buffalo will travel to face the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

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