Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Trai Turner was ejected from his Week 2 sport towards the Las Vegas Raiders after he appeared to spit on an opponent.

After Sunday’s sport, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin got here to the five-time Pro Bowler’s protection, saying any individual spit in Turner’s face first.

“Somebody spit in his face. I understand the 15-yard penalties and so forth, gaining control of the game. But Trai is not a young guy. He’s not overly emotional. He’s a flat-liner. For him to respond the way he responded, what transpired, I was stating that case to them,” Tomlin mentioned, by way of Trib Live.

“I didn’t believe he did enough to be kicked out of the football game.”

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was seen consoling Turner, mentioned the guard instructed him he was spit on.

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Turner was assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after an altercation with Raiders defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, and the offensive guard was tossed from the sport.

The five-time Pro Bowler joined the Steelers in the offseason after taking part in the 2020 season with the Los Angeles Chargers.

He began his profession with the Carolina Panthers, taking part in in 84 video games for Carolina earlier than becoming a member of the Chargers, then the Steelers. Pittsburgh added Turner as an improve alongside the offensive line to guard an growing old Roethlisberger, who was sacked twice towards the Raiders. Turner made the Pro Bowl from 2015 to 2019.

Pittsburgh Steelers Chuckwuma Okorafor, left, and guard Trai Turner slow down Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throws a fourth quarter touchdown at Heinz Field. The Raiders won the game 26-17.

Pittsburgh Steelers Chuckwuma Okorafor, left, and guard Trai Turner decelerate Las Vegas Raiders defensive finish Maxx Crosby as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throws a fourth quarter landing at Heinz Field. The Raiders gained the sport 26-17.
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The Raiders defeated Pittsburgh 26-17, to enhance to 2-0. The Steelers dropped to 1-1.