Nobody likes a bully and that’s exactly what Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather is. The talented, two-time Pro Bowl selection is known for his hard hits but has seemingly taken the hits to a new level this season, doing everything in his power to knock the opposition out of the game.
Meriweather’s hits have become so vicious that he’s injured himself more than once and the NFL has had enough, especially after his most recent attempts this past Sunday against the Chicago Bears when Meriweather hit wide receiver Brandon Marshall flush in the helmet.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL is set to suspend the Redskins’ safety for one or two games to send a message that his hits will not be tolerated:
NFL is expected to suspend Redskins S Brandon Meriweather for one to two games, per league source. The exact discipline still is being decided.
It was really a matter of time until a suspension took place and frankly, it’s taken a bit too long considering how cautious the NFL has become in regards to big hits.