Texans defensive lineman Antonio Smith was suspended by the NFL for the final two preseason games and Houston’s season opener for hitting Richie Incognito of the Dolphins with a helmet during last week’s preseason game.
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the NFL has denied Smith’s appeal.
Per source, Antonio Smith's appeal was denied today, discipline upheld — two preseason games, and the opener.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 23, 2013
Smith had the nerve to come out and say that he held back from swinging the helmet at Incognito. Video shows otherwise.