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NFL Punishes Andre Cisco for Dirty Hit on JuJu Smith-Schuster

Isaiah De Los Santos
The NFL has punished Andre Cisco for his hit on JuJu Smith-Schuster in Week 10.
The NFL has punished Andre Cisco for his hit on JuJu Smith-Schuster in Week 10. / (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was on the receiving end of a seemingly dirty hit by Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andre Cisco in Week 10. While Cisco didn't earn a flag on the play, which knocked Smith-Schuster out of the game with a concussion, many were not happy with the lack of discipline.

Now the NFL has officially handed down some punishment to the Jaguars defender.

Cisco was fined $6,612 for unnecessary roughing following his actions in Week 10. It's a small price considering Smith-Schuster is still feeling the effects of the hit, but at least the NFL acknowledged Cisco's hit as something that has no place in the league.

The Chiefs' sideline was clearly not happy with Cisco avoiding any discipline during their matchup. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes spoke out after the contest and called out the play, saying it shouldn't be allowed in today's game.

Smith-Schuster will be inactive in Week 11 as he remains in the league's concussion protocol. He was unable to practice ahead of the team's Sunday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

It remains to be seen if the veteran can potentially return in Week 12. Given the tighter protocols, he'll certainly need to prove he's 100% before taking the field agaian.

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