IK Enemkpali got suspended four games for hitting Jets quarterback Geno Smith in the jaw during a locker room argument this summer and now another player has been disciplined by the NFL for an on-field shot on Smith.
According to multiple reports, Raiders linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong has been fined $17,363 for unnecessary roughness as a result of his hit on Smith in the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s Raiders win. Armstrong hit Smith in the midsection with his shoulder and helmet after he delivered a pass.
Smith left the game for two plays after the hit, forcing Ryan Fitzpatrick back into the contest a couple of hours after he left with a left thumb injury. Smith was listed on this week’s injury report with a left shoulder injury and the team said he also hurt his abdomen during the game, but he’s listed as probable for this Sunday. Fitzpatrick will be starting, though.
Armstrong wasn’t penalized for the hit during the game.