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The NFL has quite a conundrum going on with its attempts to make the game more safer, protect its shield, and still try to sell the general public on it being a great violent sports. Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed won the appeal of his 1 game suspension and fine, but still has a bone [...]
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Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed will not be suspended for one game after all.
The future Hall-of-Fame veteran faced the penalty after being flagged for unnecessary roughness during Sunday’s game against the Steelers resulted in what looked like a third-and-final strike against him.
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The NFL initially suspended Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed for one game for his helmet-to-helmet hit during this past Sunday night’s game against the Steelers.
After appealing his suspension, the NFL has decided to reduce Reed’s suspension to a $50,000 fine instead of his entire game check of over $400,000.
On Monday afternoon, the NFL suspended him for one game for his third...
Left to walk after nine years by the Baltimore Ravens last offseason, San Diego Chargers linebacker Jarrett Jones has reason to stick it to his former club when the two teams meet on Sunday.
Yet even he felt the since-overturned one-game suspension against Ravens safety Ed Reed was extreme.
"I thought it was totally BS that they were going to suspend him without pay,"...
Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed will play against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday after his one-game suspension was reduced to a fine by the NFL. Reed was suspended for violating the league’s policy of hits on defenseless players.
“I do not believe that your actions were so egregious as to subject you to a one-game suspension without pay,” Ted Cottrell of the NFL’s appeal board...
Veteran Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed has been suspended by the NFL for one game after be flagged for an unnecessary roughness penalty in Sunday’s row with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Reed’s helmet-to-helmet collision with Steelers’ receiver Emmanuel Sanders was not the first time Reed has gotten in trouble for similar Hits. According to the NFL, [...]
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Judge: Please explain to the court what you saw.
Witness: Well, it was a pass play. Definitely a pass play. The quarterback threw it. The receiver caught it. He got hit and went down. Then a flag was thrown.
Judge: And the receiver was struck in the head by the defender?
Witness: That is correct.
Judge: And the defender led with his helmet and initiated contact with his helmet?
Baltimore safety Ed Reed won his appeal and will not be suspended for Sunday's game against San Diego.Fantasy Spin:His fine was also reduced to $50,000. The league disciplined Reed earlier in the week for an illegal hit he made against Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders Sunday in Pittsburgh.
With his one-game suspension for repeated illegal hits overturned, Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed expressed gratitude for arbitrator Ted Cottrell granting his appeal and to his organization and teammates for throwing their support behind him. Reed wasn't nearly as warm, though, about the fact that he was punished for what the league described as a pattern of helmet-to...
Ravens safety Ed Reed will be in the lineup after all Sunday as he appealed his one-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Pittsburgh's Emmanuel Sanders.
Reed was originally suspended for one week due to being a three-time offender of the rule, but on Tuesday, Ted Cottrell reduced Reed's punishment to a $50,000 fine.
In a letter to Reed, Cottrell said, I have...
When I found out Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed received a 1-game suspension for the "repeat offender" rule with illegal hits, I almost fell out of my chair. I couldn't believe the hit Reed put on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders last Sunday night warranted a flag, let alone a fine or suspension. I did feel a little bit better when I found out Reed...
The NFL suspended safety Ed Reed one game for his third offense of bad hits on defenseless receivers. Reed, like any player, exercised his right to appeal his suspension.
Well Reed won his appeal, according to reports.
In his hearing with Ted Cottrell, a former assistant coach, Reed stated his case and it was determined that Reed’s actions didn’t warrant a suspension. Instead...
November 18, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (88) catches a pass as he is hit by Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (20) during the second half of the game at Heinz Field. The Ravens won the game, 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE
Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed avoided a one-game suspension for his hit on Pittsburgh Steelers’...
Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed has avoided a one-game
suspension for late hits after an appeal. He instead will be fined
LaRon Landry admires the way Ed Reed plays football and, if perception is reality, often times gets himself wrapped up in similar debates about clean hits vs. illegal ones in the NFL.
Today, though, Reed's one-game suspension for a series of illegal hits was reduced to a $50,000 fine. Landry was understandably happy for him.
"I hear he got his suspension reduced, that...