Cincinnati Bengals safety Reggie Nelson laid a major hit below the waist on Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell during the teams all-important matchup Sunday night, a game that Pittsburgh won to earn the division title.
While legal, the hit looked like it could have been avoided.
Reports indicate that Bell, one of the top offensive players in the NFL this season, suffered a hyper-extended knee. His status for Pittsburgh’s upcoming playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens is up in the air. And it appears that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin took exception to the hit Nelson laid on his star running back.
This came after Tomlin and Nelson appeared to embrace one another after the final whistle blew. It seems that Tomlin had issues with something Nelson said, which caused the confrontation.