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Looking at the bizarre Cassius Marsh events in last night's Steelers-Bears game


(Screenshot of Tony Corrente bumping into Cassius Marsh)


Who would have thought that Cassius Marsh would be a big talking point from last night's Steelers-Bears game? Marsh, of course, was with the Steelers at the end of last year and got cut in late August.


Marsh signed with the Bears on Nov. 3 and was promoted from the practice squad to the Bears 53-man roster for last night's game. With the Steelers holding onto a 23-20 lead late in the fourth quarter, Marsh sacked Roethlisberger for a 7-yard loss on third-and-8, which knocked the Steelers out of field goal range.


This is when things just got weird, though. Marsh did a spinning roundhouse kick celebration after his sack and preceded to walk toward the Steelers bench to stare them down. Marsh was called for taunting and the Steelers got an automatic first down. Boswell ended up making a 52-yard field goal on the drive to enhance the Steelers' lead to 26-20 with 2:52 remaining.

While I don't think the taunting penalty on Marsh won the game for the Steelers, it was still a big call. And in all honesty, I thought it was a weak call. I'm not a big fan of the new taunting rule, unless it's obvious. That wasn't the case here. Marsh just stared down the Steelers bench and didn't say anything or make any gestures. He was also not even close to the Steelers sidelines.


However, at the same time, for a player of Marsh's status, he shouldn't put himself in that type of situation.