Bears LB on referee's hip check: "incredibly inappropriate"


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Marsh was elevated from the practice squad for Monday's game
Marsh was elevated from the practice squad for Monday's game

A taunting call penalty was a massive call in the Bears' 29-27 loss to the Steelers on Monday Night Football.

The Bears in total were penalized 12 times for 115 yards in the loss.

Bears linebacker Cassius Marsh was pretty upset by the call against him that allowed the Steelers to get a fresh set of downs after his sack late in the fourth quarter.

"It was pretty clear to everybody who saw it that I wasn't taunting," Marsh said during his postgame interview. "I've been doing that celebration my whole career. It's just sad to see that happen in a close game like that."

Marsh couldn't believe that the ref 'hip-checked' him.

"On my way to the sideline, I got hip-checked by the ref. It's pretty clear. If I was to do that to a ref or even touch a ref, we would get kicked out of the game and possibly suspended and fined. I just think that that was incredibly inappropriate.

"It's upsetting. I just think that it's unfair he has the ability to do that with no consequences."

Here is the 'hip-check between the ref and player:

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