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Cassius Marsh says official Tony Corrente ‘hip-checked’ him following taunting call during Bears vs. Steelers

Cassius Marsh says official Tony Corrente ‘hip-checked’ him following taunting call during Bears vs. Steelers
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For the fifth straight week, “Monday Night time Football” has resulted in a one-win final result, this time with the Steelers incomes a 29-27 residence victory over the visiting Bears.

Unfortunately, a controversial taunting name in opposition to linebacker Cassius Marsh ended up costing Chicago within the loss. And ensuing contact between him and head respectable Tony Corrente grew to became an even bigger epic than the loss.

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The taunting penalty levied in opposition to Marsh followed a sack by the linebacker of Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger slack within the fourth quarter. The outcomes of the play must gain considered the Steelers punt on fourth-and-15 from the Chicago 40. But Marsh took several steps towards the Steelers bench, which used to be ample for Corrente to name him for taunting. (Listed below are two angles of the circulation that triggered the taunting penalty).

As Marsh started jogging succor towards the bench, on the different hand, he made contact with Corrente. Video appears to be like to present the respectable bracing his body and retaining his hip out to make contact with Marsh as he ran by. Corrente used to be within the act of pulling out his flag when he and Marsh ran into each and each other.

Marsh, talking to journalists after the game, stated he first and predominant notion the contact used to be incidental. After reviewing the video, he stated he felt Corrente intentionally hip-checked him, an circulation he known as “incredibly fallacious.”

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Corrente after the game also addressed the name and ensuing contact with Marsh. He defined that Marsh’s “posture” indicated he used to be taunting the Steelers bench. The head respectable also answered two word-up questions directly connected to the contact made with the linebacker, saying twice it had nothing to make with the penalty.

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The taunting penalty wasn’t the specific controversial name of the game, despite the incontrovertible fact that absolutely amongst the greatest, because it allowed the Steelers to extend their drive and discontinue it off with a enviornment goal. The Bears had been known as for 12 penalties for 115 yards, one among which wiped a Justin Fields touchdown to Jimmy Graham off the board attributable to a low block indecent.

Those calls and more had been closely criticized by viewers on social media, with many calling for Corrente to be suspended for his actions. Others bemoaned the truth that officers had such an instantaneous discontinue on the final final result of the game.

It stays to be considered how the NFL will react to Monday’s game, if in any respect.

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