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SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 12:  Chris Long #91of the St. Louis Rams sits on the sideline  gainst the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field December 12, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. Seattle won 33-13. (Photo by Jay Drowns/Getty Images) By Jay Drowns SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 12: Chris Long #91of the St. Louis Rams sits on the sideline gainst the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field December 12, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. Seattle won 33-13. (Photo by Jay Drowns/Getty Images) By Jay Drowns

(AP) — Rams defensive end Chris Long has been ejected from Sunday's game against the Panthers after throwing a punch at Carolina offensive lineman Chris Scott during the third quarter.

A melee involving several players ensued after Panthers offensive tackle and Rams defensive end Robert Quinn got into a shoving match after the completion of a play.

More than a dozen players joined in a fracas, including Long.

Long was ejected after officials ruled he threw a punch amid a pile of players.

After the flag was thrown Carolina tight end Ben Hartsock mockingly tried to escort Long to the locker room, pointing in that direction.

The 15-yard penalty led to a field goal giving the Panthers a 20-5 lead.

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