No suspension for seymour

Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour was fined $25,000 by the league for his slap of Ben Roethisberger in the second quarter of Sunday’s Raiders-Steelers tilt.

The incident went down when Ben Roethlisberger completed a 22 yard touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders with 1:30 left in the first half. Following the play Roethlisberger approached Richard Seymour who was jawing with a Steelers’ offensive lineman. When Roethlisberger approached, Seymour smaked Roethlisberger upside the head. This triggered a 15 yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that was offset by a retaliatory hit and his ejection from the game. 

There was specuation that in addition to his fine, Seymour would receive a suspension from the league. However, there is no suspension handed down.

Seymour reportedly has apologized to his teammates for letting them down by getting thrown out of the game.

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