MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The National Football League suspended Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith for two preseason games and the first game of the regular season after his actions against Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Video showed Smith forcibly pulling off Incognito’s helmet and then swinging it at his face. The incident happened during the Houston vs. Miami game last Saturday.READ MORE: Jury Continues Deliberations In Dayonte Resiles Murder Trial After Juror Disagreed With Manslaughter Verdict
Smith and Incognito have a history dating back to last year when Smith was fined for kicking Inconito in the head. Smith said it was retaliation for Incognito twisting his ankle earlier in the game last season.READ MORE: Pregnant Woman Andreae Lloyd Abducted From Miami-Dade Group Home
The league chose to add a regular season game to the suspension as a preseason suspension would be minimal because Smith would likely only play about two or two-and-a-half more quarters in the preseason.MORE NEWS: USF Tees Up Plans for Football Stadium
Smith will also lose his game check for all three weeks that he’s suspended.