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Eric Reid Ejected for Targeting Ben Roethlisberger in Panthers vs. Steelers

Thursday was a day to forget for the Carolina Panthers, and the officials added insult to injury when they ejected safety Eric Reid late in the third quarter of the matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Reid was ejected for a hit against Ben Roethlisberger when the quarterback was scrambling downfield and starting to slide. Reid's shoulder hit Roethlisberger's head as he dove for the sliding quarterback, and NFL Officiating provided an explanation:

NFL Officiating

“@Panthers Eric Reid was ejected for unnecessary roughness for forcible contact to the head and neck area of a sliding quarterback in #CARvsPIT.