EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor were ejected in the opening minutes of their preseason game on Saturday night for throwing punches.
The ejections came on the fourth play of the game after D.J. Ware of the Giants had a 4-yard run to the Steelers 49.
Nicks was blocking Taylor downfield when tempers flared and a number of punches were exchanged. At least three officials tossed flags.
Referee Scott Green called coincidental personal fouls and ejected both players.