Patriots rookie cornerback Cyrus Jones was ejected from Sunday’s Patriots-Browns game in the third quarter after officials ruled he threw a punch during a post-play mixup.
The CBS broadcast of the game did not provide a replay, and the broadcasters didn’t seem certain of the circumstances that led to the ejection.
After the game, referee Bill Vinovich told pool reporter Mike Reiss of ESPN.com that “it was deemed that [Jones] threw a punch” and that the rule is simple. If you “punch and connect, you’re ejected,” Vinovich said.
So, that’s that. Jones will potentially be subject to further discipline — most likely a fine — after league officials review the play next week.