Those questions were raised in the aftermath of a game so brutal that it made viewers cringe.
The receiver then stood over the fallen linebacker to taunt him.
As Schuster-Smith apologized for taunting after the game, receiver Antonio Brown yelled: "Karma! " The NFL's letter to Schuster-Smith informing him of the suspension said the egregious hit and the taunting "fell far below the high standards of sportsmanship expected of an NFL player." Iloka hit Brown in the head after his touchdown catch tied the game in the fourth quarter.
It's been going on for years, with grudges deepening.
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict — a focal point for much of the animosity — left the field on a cart with a concussion after Schuster-Smith leveled him with a blindside hit.
In response, the NFL suspended Burfict for three games. They re-enacted Green's takedown of Ramsey as part of their touchdown celebration.