During the remainder of the regular season, the Steelers will not have Damontae Kazee available to play safety.
According to the announcement made by Michael Signora, a spokesman for the National Football League, hearing officer James Thrash has upheld Kazee's suspension for the remainder of the regular season
In addition, Thrash decided that Kazee will be allowed to participate in the postseason if the Steelers are able to qualify for the postseason.
Kazee was suspended because he committed an illegal hit on Michael Pittman, Jr., who is a receiver for the Colts
When it came to applying increased sanctions, the league cited Kazee's history of infractions as the reason.
Kazee was initially banned by the National Football League for the remainder of the regular season as well as the playoffs.
Accordingly, the decision is a partial triumph for Kazee, provided that the Steelers are able to end a losing skid of three games and secure a berth in the American Football Conference tournament.
At the end of the regular season, the Steelers will play games against the Bengals at home, as well as games away from home against Seattle and Baltimore.