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Bills Player Gets One-Game Suspension for Punching Titans Coach

Larry Rupp
A Buffalo Bills player got a one-game suspension for punching a Tennessee Titans coach.
A Buffalo Bills player got a one-game suspension for punching a Tennessee Titans coach. / AP Photos/Joshua Bessex

The Buffalo Bills were firing on all cylinders during their 41-7 Week 2 thrashing of the Tennessee Titans. That didn't stop Bills offensive lineman Bobby Hart from airing out his frustrations after the game, though. He attempted to punch a Titans player and hit a coach instead, resulting in a one-game suspension.

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Hart clearly violated the league's unsportsmanlike conduct rules and NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan laid it all out in a letter. He explained that Hart sought out his opponent in the tunnel and had to be held back before immediately swinging a closed fist that struck a Titans coach.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported that Hart is appealing the suspension, which he is entitled to do per the collective bargaining agreement. If that appeal in unsuccessful, he will not be able to compete in a Week 3 battle against the Miami Dolphins. It's a matchup that will have a big impact on the AFC East.

The reasoning behind the altercation has not been revealed at this point and the Titans' personnel involved have not been identified by the NFL. The veteran lineman played in three games with Tennessee in 2021 before joining the Bills. He re-signed with Buffalo on a one-year deal back in April.

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Hart only played in 25% of the offensive snaps in Week 2 and most of those reps came when the game was out of hand in the fourth quarter. His versatility makes him the team's top reserve option, but his potential absence shouldn't have too much impact on a Week 3 game the Bills are favored to win by 5.5 points on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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