Bears LB Cassius Marsh Calls Out Ref For ‘Hip-Checking’ Before Flag

The refs played a major role in the Monday night Football matchup of the Bears versus the Steelers.

Bears linebacker Cassius Marsh accused official Tony Corrente of “hip-checking” him just moments before Corrente flagged Marsh for taunting in the fourth quarter of Chicago’s 29-27 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night.

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

Replay showed Correntee leaning in to Marsh prior to reaching for flag, making contact with the Bears defensive end as he was running off the field:

Watch the Hip Check below:

Marsh was asked about this after the game and he did not hold back, calling the hip check “incredibly inappropriate”:

At the very least the NFL owes the Chicago Bears an explanation.


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