Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly (59) during introductions before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. The Panthers won 31-24. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
Bob Leverone
October 19, 2014
Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly (59) during introductions before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. The Panthers won 31-24. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
Bob Leverone

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has been ejected in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.

Last season's Defensive Player of the Year appeared to swing a leg in the direction of Green Bay tight end Richard Rodgers as he was getting up after scrambling for a fumble that was recovered by the Packers at the Carolina 37.

Kuechly swung his arms and seemed agitated as he was restrained from behind by back judge Steve Freeman. The linebacker calmed down when he turned around and saw the official, who threw a flag with about two minutes left in the quarter.

Green Bay ended up getting a 34-yard field goal on the drive to extend its lead to 38-3.

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