The National Football League announced Tuesday that offensive lineman Bobby Hart was suspended one game for violating unsportsmanlike conduct rules following Monday’s 41-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
According to the press release, Hart swung at a Titans player and instead struck an unnamed Titans coach in the head.
NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan sent the following letter to Hart:
“As both teams were heading to the tunnel, you walked directly across the field to seek out your opponent,” Runyan’s letter reads. “You approached him near the end zone and a coach had to hold you back as others shook hands.
“Once you and your opponent were in the end zone near the tunnel, you confronted him and immediately swung at him with a closed fist, striking the head of a Tennessee coach. Your aggressive conduct could have caused serious injury and clearly does not reflect the high standards of sportsmanship expected of a professional.”
Hart was a member of the Titans practice squad last season before the Bills signed him in November. Buffalo brought him back on a one-year deal this past offseason.