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Thomas Davis Suspended Two Games For Hit On Davante Adams

Dec 19, 2017 8:15 AM

The NFL has suspended Thomas Davis for two games for an illegal hit on Davante Adams during Sunday's game between the Carolina Panthers and Green Bay Packers.

The linebacker plans to appeal the suspension.

"The league made a decision, you know, fortunately we have an appeals process we will go through that. Whatever happens from there, happens," Davis said.

Davis, leading with his helmet, hit a defenseless Adams as a teammate was returning an interception.

He was penalized for the hit but remained in the game.


Tags: Carolina Panthers, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Juju Smith-Schuster, George Iloka Receive One Game Suspensions

Dec 5, 2017 2:42 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka were each suspended one game for hits in Monday's game.

Smith-Schuster was suspended for a vicious fourth-quarter block on Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who was deemed in the NFL's ruling to be in a defenseless posture.

"The contact you made with your opponent placed the opposing player at risk of serious injury and could have been avoided," NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan said in issuing the suspension. "Your conduct following the hit fell far below the high standards of sportsmanship expected of an NFL player."

Ioka was suspended for a hit on Antonio Brown in the end zone in the fourth quarter


Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Suspension

Rob Gronkowski Suspended One Game For Dirty Hit On Tre'Davious White

Dec 4, 2017 3:25 PM

Rob Gronkowski has received a one-game suspension for his dirty hit on Tre'Davious White.

White suffered a concussion due to the hit.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Fantasy, Suspension

Charles Johnson Suspended Four Games For PED Violation

Dec 1, 2017 3:25 PM

Charles Johnson has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Johnson has started all 11 games this season for the Carolina Panthers. He has 16 tackles and no sacks.

"I accept full responsibility," Johnson said in a statement released by the team. "I have been recovering from back surgery, dealing with the daily grind of football and mistakenly thought this could help. It was an error in judgment on my part.

"We have a special group here I wanted to be a part of and felt an obligation to do my part by getting back as soon as possible. I have always prided myself on being a person who does things the right way, through hard work, dedication and sacrifice. I want to apologize to my team, Mr. [Jerry] Richardson and Panthers fans for this mistake. Regretfully, I have disappointed people, but I promise to come back ready to redeem myself when this suspension is over."

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Suspension

Josh Gordon Activated From Commissioner's Exempt List

Nov 30, 2017 6:12 PM

The Cleveland Browns have officially activated Josh Gordon from the Commissioner's Exempt List.

The Browns will start Gordon at wide receiver in Week 13.

Gordon last played in the NFL during the 2014 season.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Fantasy, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Aqib Talib, Michael Crabtree Have Suspension Reduced To One Game

Nov 29, 2017 7:17 AM

Aqib Talib and Michael Crabtree have each had their two-game suspensions reduced to one game after they were ejected for fighting in Sunday's game between the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders.

Both players appealed the initial two-game suspension.


Tags: Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Michael Crabtree, Aqib Talib Suspended Two Games

Nov 28, 2017 8:35 AM

The NFL has suspended Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib for two games after the two players were ejected from Sunday's game for fighting.

Both players plan to appeal the suspensions.

Talib, Crabtree and Raiders guard Gabe Jackson were ejected with 11:47 remaining in the first quarter of Sunday's game between Oakland and the Denver Broncos. Talib and Crabtree were ejected for fighting, and Jackson was ejected for making contact with an official.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Ezekiel Elliott Drops All Further Appeals On Suspension

Nov 15, 2017 4:55 PM

Ezekiel Elliott has announced he will drop his remaining appeals and serve his six-game suspension in full.

Elliott has been in a protracted legal battle against the NFL in regards to his suspension from August.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Fantasy, Suspension

Ezekiel Elliott Suspension To Begin After Court Denies Injunction

Nov 9, 2017 3:38 PM

The second circuit court has denied Ezekiel Elliott's motion for an injunction, which means his six-game suspension will finally start immediately.

Elliott was initially suspended in early August by the NFL for an alleged domestic violence incident in 2016.

Elliott has rushed for 783 yards and seven touchdowns on 191 carries this season to go with 19 catches for 210 yards and an additional two touchdowns.

Elliott will be eligible to return on Dec. 24th.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Fantasy, Suspension

Mike Evans Suspended One Game For Hit On Marshon Lattimore

Nov 7, 2017 9:19 AM

The NFL has suspended Mike Evans for one game for his blindside hit to Marshon Lattimore during Sunday's Tampa Bay Buccaneers-New Orleans Saints game.

Evans will appeal the suspension. The hit on Lattimore led to a scuffle between the two teams.

The wide receiver was flagged 15 yards for running across the field and drilling Lattimore in the back, then pouncing on Lattimore when he hit the ground. The incident started when Jameis Winston -- who was not playing at the time -- pushed Lattimore in the back of his helmet. Lattimore turned around and shoved Winston in the chest. Then Evans flew in for the tackle.


Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Leonard Fournette Benched By Jaguars For Team Rule Violation
Leonard Fournette missed the Jaguars' team photo earlier in the week.

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Ezekiel Elliott's Attorneys Attempting To Reach Settlement With NFL
Ezekiel Elliott and the NFL have gone back and forth in the courts throughout the season.

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Ezekiel Elliott To Play In Week 9
Ezekiel Elliott will play on Sunday after his stay was granted on Friday.

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Josh Gordon Conditionally Reinstated By NFL
Josh Gordon can return to the Browns' 53-man roster on November 27th.

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Giants Suspend Janoris Jenkins Indefinitely
The Giants have suspended Janoris Jenkins indefinitely after the cornerback failed to return from the bye week on time.

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Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott 'Victim Of Over-Correction' By Goodell
Jerry Jones continued to defend Ezekiel Elliott against the NFL's decision to suspend him for six games.

Jon Machota/Dallas Morning News

Ezekiel Elliott Loses Attempt At Injunction
Ezekiel Elliott received the six-game suspension on Aug. 11th.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Marshawn Lynch Suspended One Game By NFL
Marshawn Lynch will appeal the suspension.

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Judge Blocks Six-Game Suspension Of Ezekiel Elliott
A judge in New York has ruled in favor of Ezekiel Elliott with a temporary restraining order on his six-game suspension.

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Ezekiel Elliott Requests Full-Panel Rehearing
Ezekiel Elliott could play again while the court determines whether or not to grant the request.

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Court Lifts Injunction On Ezekiel Elliott's Suspension
Ezekiel Elliott would be eligible to return for Week 13 against Washington.


Josh Gordon Details History Of Alcohol, Drug Abuse
Josh Gordon was filmed on leave from a rehab facility in Florida where he is attempting to achieve sobriety and return to the NFL.

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Danny Trevathan Suspended Two Games For Hit On Davante Adams
Davante Adams was taken off the field on a stretcher.


NFLPA Argues No Irreparable Harm If Ezekiel Elliott Plays
The NFL believed Ezekiel Elliott used "physical force" three times in a span of five days to his ex-girlfriend.


Brian Cushing Suspended 10 Games For PED Violation
Brian Cushing was suspended four games in 2010 for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.

NFL Files Appeal On Ezekiel Elliott's Preliminary Injunction
With the injunction granted on Friday, Ezekiel Elliott likely will be able to continue playing as the legal process plays out.


Ezekiel Elliott Granted Injunction, Likely To Play All Season
Ezekiel Elliott is likely to remain eligible to play throughout the entire 2017 season.

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NFL Suspends Josh Brown For Six Games
The Giants signed Josh Brown to a two-year, $4 million deal in April 2016 despite knowing he was under investigation for domestic abuse.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Arbitrator Upholds Six-Game Suspension For Ezekiel Elliott
A court has upheld the six-game suspension of Ezekiel Elliott.

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Report: Ezekiel Elliott Will Be Eligible To Play Week 1
Ezekiel Elliott could still face a six-game suspension beginning as soon as Week 2 at the Broncos.

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