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Sport Steelers: Mike Tomlin unhappy that Trai Turner got ejected for spitting

07:35  20 september  2021
07:35  20 september  2021 Source:   fansided.com

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Trai Turner / Joe Sargent/Getty Images. The Pittsburgh Steelers got off to a slow start against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday but finally found their form in the second half. Just after the beginning of the fourth quarter, Ben Roethlisberger hit rookie Najee Harris on a swing route on third-and-10, and Harris took it to the house to chop the Raiders' lead to 16-14. After the play, there were some fireworks between the Raiders' defensive line and Steelers guard Trai Turner . Turner was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct, and upon review it certainly looks like he spit on linebacker Tanner Muse.

Trai Turner needs to be fined and suspended. During Sunday’s game against the Raiders — the Steelers guard was seen spitting in the face of a Raiders player. Check this out: Looks to me like Trai Turner spits at the Raiders toward the end of this replay pic.twitter.com/lvO0F1kGuC. Not cool. Just in case you were wondering, he was ejected : Trai Turner just got thrown out of the game. Offsetting penalties.

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was not happy about offensive guard Trai Turner getting ejected for spitting at a Las Vegas Raiders player.

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After pulling off a massive upset victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 1, the Pittsburgh Steelers fell back down to earth in the form of a 26-17 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. It was certainly an eventful day, as evidenced by the ejection of offensive guard Trai Turner, who was seen spitting toward a Raiders defensive player.

Following the game, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin expressed his belief that Turner should not have been ejected from the contest. In fact, Tomlin says that a Raiders player spit on Turner first. Below is the incident in question.

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Trai Turner exited in the fourth quarter of a close game.

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Steelers: Mike Tomlin says Trai Turner was spit on during Sunday's Raiders game

"Somebody spit in his face," Tomlin said, via Joe Rutter of the Tribune Review. "I understand the 15-yard penalties and so forth, gaining control of the game. But Trai is not a young guy. He's not overly emotional. He's a flat-liner. For him to respond the way he responded, what transpired, I was stating that case to them.

"I didn't believe he did enough to be kicked out of the football game."

The incident occurred in the fourth quarter after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to rookie running back Najee Harris. Turner was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, along with Raiders defensive tackle Solomon Thomas who stepped in during the incident. However, it was Turner that was ejected from the game.

Right guard B.J. Finney replaced Turner for the remainder of the game.

It will be interesting to see what kind of punishment Turner will receive from the NFL after what happened on Sunday. The Steelers will look to secure their second win of the season next week when they play the rival Cincinnati Bengals.

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