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T.J. Watt’s Unnecessary Roughness Penalty For Punching ‘Wasn’t Malicious’

If you’ve watched Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker T.J. Watt over the years, you know that the star pass rusher loves to punch at the football in an effort to try and create a turnover.

With the Seattle Seahawks driving down the field in the third quarter and into the red zone, Watt went for multiple punches on Seattle running back Alex Collins, drawing an unnecessary roughness penalty that caused a bit of a skirmish near the goal line.

After the win over the Seahawks in overtime, Watt addressed the unnecessary roughness penalty, stating that punching at the football is something he does every week, and that there was no malicious intent behind the punches thrown at the football.