Should Terrell Suggs Have Been Ejected for Late, Low Hit on LeGarrette Blount?

Giancarlo Ferrari-King@@GiancarloKingFeatured ColumnistNovember 3, 2014

Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) warms up with the team before the NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
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You always expect a high dosage of hard hits and about 10,000 gallons of bad blood whenever the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers meet up. As Sunday Night Football announcer Al Michaels said on the broadcast, these teams play like it's a "street brawl."

The Week 9 edition of the AFC North rivalry showdown took a turn for the worse when Ravens edge-rusher Terrell Suggs delivered a questionable hit on Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount in the third quarter.

Looking at the video above, Suggs went low and threw his body into Blount while trying to bring him to the ground.

Immediately after the play was blown dead, both teams started to get into it. There was pushing, there was shoving, and the officials were suddenly tasked with defusing a tense situation.

The only question left on the table is a simple one: Should Suggs have been ejected for that hit?

As Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk explained when he was talking about Washington defensive lineman Sam Baker's ejection for hitting Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, "NFL officials rarely eject players for illegal actions occurring before the whistle."

What do you think after watching the play? Should the refs have expelled the veteran pass-rusher?

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