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Steelers react to Richard Seymour

11/21/2010

PITTSBURGH -- Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour was ejected from Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers for hitting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the face after a second-quarter touchdown for Pittsburgh. Seymour likely will be fined and could be suspended.

Here's reaction from Pittsburgh's locker room:

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin: "I haven't seen a quarterback get punched since I've been in this league after a play like that. It was unfortunate. I got big-time respect for Richard Seymour as a football player. That guy's got an 11-year resume that's pretty impressive as a professional ... I'm not going to let that play cloud my opinion of Richard Seymour."

Roethlisberger: "I just said let's get ready for the extra point. It blew my mind. We knew coming in that it was going to be a physical game. There was a lot of pushing and shoving and extracurricular stuff. It was a physical-natured game. I remember trying to get between guys, 'Let's move on, we scored, let's go.' "