Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds slapped Baltimore Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore in Saturday's AFC Wild Card playoff game, but wasn't ejected.

By SI Wire
January 03, 2015

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds slapped Baltimore Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore in Saturday's AFC wild-card playoff game, but wasn't ejected.

That play occurred in the second quarter, after the Ravens' Justin Forsett gained eight yards on a rushing play. Worilds was flagged for a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty, but not ejected.

Throwing a punch will get a player ejected from a game, but as former NFL vice president of officiating and current FOX rules analyst Mike Pereira said, the rule differs for open-hand strikes.

The penalty gave the Ravens a first-and-10 at the Steelers' 30-yard line. The Ravens ended the drive with a 28-yard field goal by Justin Tucker to go up 10-6.

Mike Fiammetta

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