Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Hill suspended one game for helmet flying punch of Simpson

Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Trysten Hill in yellow circle throws punch knocking Raider lineman John Simpson’s helmet off in a post game confrontation at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Sun Nov 28, 2021 (Larry Brown Sports photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 Rich, after losing three straight games do the Las Vegas Raiders (6-5) look as if they righted the ship somewhat with their close but 36-33 win over the Dallas Cowboys (7-4) last Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington?

#2 Rich, Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Trysten Hill was been suspended for the next Cowboys game for throwing a punch a Raider lineman John Simpson but had his suspension reduced to just one game after appealing to the NFL. Hill sought out Simpson after the game going in the opposite direction of the Cowboys locker room and toward the Raiders tunnel side and confronted Simpson throwing a open hand punch in Simpson’s face mask. The NFL said this was deliberate behavior and the force of the punch knocked Simpson’s helmet off.

#3 It was reported that Hill had trouble coming out of college and he had problems with the Cowboys and no one is really surprised by this and the NFL needed to set a heavy handed deterrent when they originally suspended Hill for one game.

#4 The fight between Hill and Simpson broke protocols it’s an unwritten rule amongst players, coaches and personnel that they were there to shake hands and show good sportsmanship at the conclusion of each game and not to seek each one another out and cause a fracas.

#5 The Raiders host the Washington Football Team (5-6) on Sunday Dec 5th for a home game at Allegiant Stadium. Washington is coming off three straight wins after losing three straight games. In their last game Washington just got by the Seattle Seahawks 17-15. Seeing how Washington has improved lately how do you see this match up Sunday between Washington and Las Vegas.

Rich Perez is a Las Vegas Raiders beat writer catch Rich for the Raider podcasts each Friday at

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