K.J. Wright ejected after pinning Richard Rodgers’ head “Watch”

K.J. Wright ejected after pinning Richard Rodgers' head - Watch

K.J. Wright was ejected from Sunday night’s game against the Packers after scuffling with Green Bay tight end Richard Rodgers after a play in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field.

It was a tough night for the Seattle Seahawks Sunday night as they visited the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field for another chapter between two of the best teams in the NFC. It was a tough game for Seattle as they scored 14 unanswered points in the third quarter, but couldn’t hold on to their lead as they eventually dropped the game 27-17.

For Seahawks linebacker KJ Wright, Sunday was a roller coaster. He was having himself a fantastic ball game as he recovered a fumble, had nine total tackles and was playing great in coverage mostly against the Packers’ tight ends.

It was in the fourth quarter, however, that things got a little out of hand and Wright’s emotions maybe got the best of him.

After Packers running back James Starks had a run of about eight yards, the Seahawks linebacker got into a skirmish with tight end Richard Rodgers of Green Bay when Wright pinned Rodgers to the ground and ripped his helmet off causing multiple penalties on the play which all ended up offsetting. What didn’t offset was the action that Wright committed and that right then and there ended his night as he was ejected from the game with 6:42 left in the fourth quarter.

This came at a time when the Seahawks were down just seven and needed to stop the Packers in order for the Seahawks to get the ball back. It put the defense in a tough spot as backup linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis was forced into action in Wright’s place.

Referee Gene Steratore said Wright was ejected for “the action of pulling the face mask of the opponent,” which if you ask me, doesn’t warrant an ejection, but because the NFL is cracking down on things like this, Wright became a victim of the new mandates.

If you recall in week one, Bengals cornerback Adam Jones slammed Raiders receiver Amari Cooper’s head into his helmet and while he was flagged, he was not thrown out. He was however fined a large amount of money. These instances bring into question the consistency of what referees are cracking down on.

More than likely Wright will see a fine, but I would not expect a suspension is forthcoming from the league for his actions on Sunday night.