As I stated when it happened, per the rules it was a penalty, but Mays is being punished for just going 100 MPH nothing more nothing less.
It was a violent hit, but it wasn’t intentional and it was more of the whiplash effect from the hit that caused Schaub’s helmet to fly off.
Mays is appealing the suspension is he should.
NFL suspended Broncos LB Joe Mays for one game for the helmet-to-helmet hit he put on Texans QB Matt Schaub. Mays is appealing suspension.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 25, 2012
NFL didn’t suspend anyone from the Texans for not administering a concussion test on Matt Schaub, but I digress.