No Seahawks players will be suspended for Sunday's actions against Jacksonville, though NFL still reviewing melee under standard process, per league official.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 11, 2017
The Seahawks had two defensive lineman ejected at the end of Sunday’s game, both Sheldon Richardson and Quinton Jefferson, who both were kicked out for fighting and/or throwing a punch. You then also had the incident of defensive lineman Michael Bennett going after Brandon Linder’s knee, well after the play was over which ignited some of the near brawl.
While Schefter says the incident is still being reviewed by the NFL, it’s a bit shocking that none of the three players who were instigating it won’t be facing a suspension. I guess heavy fines will have to suffice, but it’s a little comical for the NFL to be preaching player safety and suspending players for malicious hits while also letting Bennett get away with very clearly trying to take out someone’s knee.