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Miami Dolphins' Christian Wilkins ejected for throwing punch

By Connor Grott
Miami Dolphins' Christian Wilkins ejected for throwing punch
Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Christian Wilkins appeared to throw a punch at Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Cody Ford during Sunday's game. File Photo by John Sommers II/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins rookie defensive lineman Christian Wilkins was ejected from Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills for throwing a punch at offensive lineman Cody Ford.

Less than a minute into the contest, Wilkins was engaged with Ford on a block. The two got into a scuffle during the play, which ended with Wilkins appearing to swing and connect with Ford's helmet.

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Wilkins was immediately penalized and disqualified from the game. The punch came on the second play of the matchup.

Wilkins' ejection marked the eighth disqualification of an NFL player from a game during this season, tied for the most through seven weeks in the last 15 seasons.

Following Wilkins' ejection from the game, the Bills scored a field goal on their opening offensive possession. Buffalo held a 17-14 lead over the Dolphins with 11:05 left in the fourth quarter.

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Wilkins, who was drafted with the No. 13 overall pick out of Clemson, has started every contest on the defensive line this season.

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