The play in question happened in the second quarter when Williams clearly stepped on Kindley after the play was over.
Williams, who’s been relegated to a backup role this season, has been playing behind Jessie Bates and Vonn Bell at safety this season, though the veteran was still named a team captain. Williams played just seven defensive snaps Sunday and has logged double-digit snaps just four times this season, the last coming in Week 8 (10 snaps) vs. the Titans.
It’s an embarrassing look for Williams and the Bengals, but his loss won’t impact the defense much this week when they host the Cowboys on Sunday.
Teair Tart of the Tennessee Titans and Shawn Williams of the Cincinnati Bengals have each been suspended without pay for one game for violations of unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules. pic.twitter.com/ws6oDsSk2e— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) December 7, 2020