Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has earned himself the reputation of a head hunter around the league because of his multiple helmet-to-helmet hits, and the league was finally trying to send a message when they handed down a two-game suspension.
However, Meriweather had the right to appeal and he did just that.
After reviewing the case, the NFL determined that Meriweather’s suspension would be cut to just one game, which will come this weekend against the Denver Broncos.
From Pro Football Talk:
Suspension of Brandon Meriweather is reduced from two games to one game, NFL announces.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 23, 2013
The reduced suspension likely won’t have many players around the league happy, especially when you consider that there were some expressing their belief that Meriweather should be handed a lifetime ban from the league.
If he continues to deliver the illegal hits, the fines will keep on coming and Meriweather will eventually miss more than one game.
Let’s just hope that he learns his lesson so that we can avoid some unnecessary head injuries.