Texans defensive end Antonio Smith is in hot water with the NFL after ripping Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito's helmet off and swinging it at him during a preseason game on Saturday.
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While ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the league is expected to suspend Smith for up to two preseason games, Ed Werder tweeted that he could face a regular-season suspension.
NFL is considering substantial fine and regular-season suspension for Texans DE Antonio Smith, whose history also a factor. Player safety
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) August 20, 2013
This is not the first incident of on-field misconduct involving Smith and Incognito. During week one of the 2012 season, Smith was fined for kicking Incognito.
A 9-year veteran, Smith had seven sacks and two forced fumbles for the Texans in 2012.
UPDATE: Citing a league source, ESPN reported on Tuesday that Smith will be suspended for the remainder of the preseason and Week 1 of the regular season when Houston plays San Diego.