Add Bengals linebacker Keith Rivers to the list of guys who’d like to kick Hines Ward’s ass.
A blindside block from the Steelers wideout on Sunday broke Rivers’ jaw, knocking him out for the game. According to Andrew Siciliano of DirecTV’s Red Zone Channel, Rivers also is out for the season.
[UPDATE: We’re told Rivers’ jaw is broken in two places. We hope he likes milkshakes.]
It was a clean hit, and it didn’t occur away from the play. It’s unlikely that Ward will be fined.
Meanwhile, we’re told that Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs recently informed our friends at 2 Live Stews that Baltimore has a bounty on Ward for his wicked hit last season Bart scott. We’re hoping to get the audio soon; it’s surely something about which the league will be interested, since bounties are verboten.
Back to Ward and Rivers — someone already has put the thing on YouTube. So here it is.