On Monday, the NFL announced that Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather would be suspended for two games for “repeated violations of its safety rules which prohibit hits to the head.” The suspension is without pay.
That obviously isn’t enough for Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, who said he wanted to “punch (Meriweather) in the face.”
Bennett reiterated those feeling Tuesday.
“What it comes down to, at the end of the day, the players have got to look out for the players,” Bennett told Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago. “There’s a way to go out there and be a beast when you hit people, and have nobody want to come across the middle. But then, there’s a way not to do it where you’re deliberately hitting guys (in the head) or after the game you’re saying, ‘Oh, I’ve got to pay,’ because you know what you did was wrong when you were doing it. It’s not ignorance because he knows what he’s doing. Some guys are making these attacks on other guys.”
Bennett, who signed with the Bears in the offseason, has been an excellent pickup. The six-year veteran has 32 receptions for 356 yards and four touchdowns.