DK Metcalf won’t be suspended after Sunday’s ejection

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Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf tried to re-enter Sunday’s loss to the Packers after an altercation with a couple of Green Bay players, but he was barred from doing so because he had been ejected from the contest.

No one is going to bar Metcalf from getting on the field in Week 11, however. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Metcalf will be evaluated for a fine, but will not be suspended by the league in response to his behavior.

Metcalf grabbed the facemasks of two Packers defenders after an incomplete pass in his direction with just over a minute left to play in Green Bay’s 17-0 win over the Seahawks.

Metcalf said he was “tired of losing” when asked about the incident after the game. He and the Seahawks will try to avoid another loss at home against the Cardinals next Sunday.

23 responses to “DK Metcalf won’t be suspended after Sunday’s ejection

  1. The refs didn’t announce his ejection.

    Was it possible he didn’t know?

  2. What’s the over-under on his fine being more than Aaron Rodgers got for violating COVID protocols?

  3. I thought Seattle pulled off a real steal when this guy fell to them, and from an athletic and physical standpoint they did.
    Unfortunately, DK Metcalf appears to have taken his early press clippings and adulation a bit too seriously. He’s fast turning into just another hot-headed diva wide receiver, something this league sadly has no shortage of.
    Metcalf admirably wants to win and has a right to be frustratead. But if he doesn’t grow up and work on controlling the mental aspects of his game he’ll end up just another flashy but underachieving waste of talent.

  4. If the NFL wants to stop such incidents suspend him without pay for one game the first time and double the second time.

  5. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    November 15, 2021 at 10:21 am
    If he’s tired of losing he should stop acting like a loser.

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    What a wonderfully simple and accurate statement. Couldn’t agree more.

  6. I mean, he grabbed and held on to a backup safety’s facemask for 5 seconds, then proceeded to punch two other players in the face. What did he expect was going to happen? A single punch is an ejectable offense.

  7. Am I wrong in thinking that an ejected player had to leave the field, as in not be on the sidelines as well. How come he was allowed to remain? Has that rule changed?

  8. nhpats2011 says:
    November 15, 2021 at 10:19 am
    I guess Russ can’t cook anymore
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    Russell Wilson – Super Bowl champion, has earned more than $181 million, has a beautiful, famous wife. I’m pretty sure that Russ cooks much better than you.

  9. A few weeks ago the saints got multiple penalties for not rolling over and letting him be a bully. Should have been seattle penalized, not the saints.

  10. formernflfan says:
    November 15, 2021 at 10:46 am
    Am I wrong in thinking that an ejected player had to leave the field, as in not be on the sidelines as well. How come he was allowed to remain? Has that rule changed?
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    Yes they decided for both college/pros its demeaning for an ejected player to be sent to the dressing room so they let them stay on the sidelines. I noticed the ref did not announce that said player was ejected, apparently that is demeaning also now.

  11. Frustration is understandable, but you just can’t do what Metcalf did and expect to not be kicked out of the game for it.

  12. Wait to be a professional and role model DK. This is the kind of nonsense Pete Carroll allows to happen.

  13. kyzmyn2 says:
    November 15, 2021 at 11:04 am
    A few weeks ago the saints got multiple penalties for not rolling over and letting him be a bully. Should have been seattle penalized, not the saints.

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    Officials always get the retaliator…the instigator usually gets away with it. I have never gotten the logic of that, but it seems to happen a lot.

  14. chc4 says:
    November 15, 2021 at 11:16 am
    Wait to be a professional and role model DK.
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    He should probably start now instead of waiting.

  15. Tony Romo was getting under my skin yesterday talking about how stellar the Seahawks defense actually is because they give up a lot of yards but not a lot of red zone td’s. Had he looked at time of possession for the Seahawks versus opponents? You can’t be on the field as a defense for those kind of minutes without being exhausted come the 4th quarter not to mention how it limits the offense. It was a terrible take by Tony IMO.

  16. The refs failed to announce he was ejected. Given that, it would have been stupid of the Seahawks to just assume he was ejected for what was his first Unsportsmanlike penalty of the game. And on the play in question, keep in mind that a GB player got an Unsportsmanlike penalty for taunting. As Ron Rivera said, they have the no-taunting rule to prevent altercations from breaking out. That assumes that if a player is taunted, it will so often result in an altercation that they need to ban anything that smells at all like taunting. So DK was simply living up to the expectations of the NFL Competition Committee.

  17. You can bet the cornerbacks and safeties from here on out will be doing everything they can to get under this guy’s skin.

  18. >> formernflfan says: Am I wrong in thinking that an ejected player had to leave the field, as in not be on the sidelines as well. <<

    2021 NFL RULEBOOK
    SECTION 2 – SUBSTITUTES AND WITHDRAWN PLAYERS
    ARTICLE 7. DISQUALIFIED AND SUSPENDED PLAYERS
    A disqualified player must leave the playing field enclosure and go to the team locker room within a reasonable time.

  19. Everyone was tired of losing, but you should never, ever get tired of competing. Metcalf quit on his teammates by deliberately trying to get himself kicked out of the game. He wasn’t fooling anybody by pretending like he wanted back on the field. He quit.

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