Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has officially appealed his two-game suspension, according to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports. Meriweather was suspended by the NFL for repeated illegal blows, namely those falling under the designation as hits to the head.
The two specific hit of (recent) note were on Chicago Bears wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Meriweather was flagged for personal fouls on both hits. It’s not the first time he’s been in trouble this season, as he earned a whopping $42,000 fine earlier in the season for leading with his helmet on a hit on Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy.
Lacy sustained a concussion as a result of the hit. The NFL has been taking these kinds of things (hits to the head) more and more seriously, though the officials have struggled to properly enforce the helmet-to-helmet rules over the past couple seasons. Meriweather may have a case based on that, but the hits seemed like they were called the right way.
The date of the hearing is not known, but it makes sense that Meriweather would request an expedited process so as to try and be active for the team’s next game.
The cost of the franchise tag was too steep for the Broncos, who were forced to cut Dumervil. The pass rusher signed with the Ravens soon after his release and dropped Magid as his agent. Magid does have the right to appeal the suspension and fine, according to the report. The NFLPA’s Committee on Agent Real Madrid Cheap Jerseys Regulation and Discipline (CARD) believes that Magid’s actions negatively affected his former client.
Here is an expert from the press release:
After investigation, CARD determined that the negligence of Magid, former certified contractor advisor for Elvis Dumervil, contributed to the events that led to the Denver Broncos’ release of Dumervil in March 2013. CARD has imposed a six month suspension of Magid’s certification as an NFLPA contract advisor Really Cheap Jerseys and a $25,000 fine.