CBSSports.com – Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky will be suspended for one game for his headbutt Sunday against the New England Patriots, the NFL announced Tuesday.
Trubisky has been fined $1,000 by the NFL for his actions on the field during Sunday’s game.
He also will be subject to an appeal, the league said.
Trabisky, who was the Bears starter at quarterback for the first four games of the season, took a hit from Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower during the first quarter of Sunday’s 27-3 win.
Hightower landed on Trubisk’s head and took a punch in the neck area.
The hit landed on Hightowers head, leaving a small tear.
Hootes face mask was removed and was replaced with a helmet.
Trubisks face mask remained in place.
Hornady, who had a helmet, was seen on video looking up at Trubises head, yelling for the quarterback to be checked out and that Hightow had suffered a neck injury.
Hooker, who suffered a concussion, was also on the sideline, but returned to the game in the third quarter.
The headbutt hit was not illegal under the NFL’s personal conduct policy, the commissioner said.
Hocky had a neck fracture and was on crutches when he was pulled from the game.