Steelers guard Trai Turner will not be suspended for the alleged spitting incident that caused his ejection from his team’s 27-16 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, according to a report by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
Turner could still be subject to a fine. The Steelers’ veteran starting right guard was ejected in the fourth quarter after apparently spitting on a Raiders player.
According to head coach Mike Tomlin, Turner was the one that was spit on first and he was responding. Turner and Solomon Thomas received offsetting personal foul penalties. Turner was ejected, while Thomas was not, something that Tomlin protested after the game.
“Somebody spit in his face,” Tomlin said. “So I understand the 15-yard penalties and so forth, gaining control of the game and stuff, I just — Trai is not a young guy. He’s not overly emotional. He’s a flat-liner. For him to respond the way that he responded, what transpired had to transpire. I was stating that case to them. I didn’t believe he did enough to be kicked out of the football game. That was just my opinion.”