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Ed Reed has always been known as an enforcer, routinely laying lumber on opposing receivers who dare cross the middle of the field.
Conversely, the Ravens' All-World safety has also been a target of the NFL, collecting a myriad of flags and fines over the years.
Now, with player safety at the forefront, the infractions have been taken a step further.
The NFL announced on Monday that Reed has been suspended one game for "repeated violations of the rule prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players."
"We cannot tolerate repeated violations of rules, especially rules related to player safety," NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson said, via NFL.com. "We will continue to take the strongest possible action to deter these types of violations and protect our players."
Reed, who was docked $21,000 in September for an illegal hit, delivered a huge, helmet-to-helmet blow to Steelers receiver Emmanuel ...
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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...
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.
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Here is the release from the NFL on the suspension to Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed.
Safety ED REED of the Baltimore Ravens has been suspended without pay for one game for
repeated violations of the rule prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.
The suspension was imposed by NFL Vice President of Football Operations MERTON HANKS.
Reed may not practice...
Ravens safety Ed Reed has been suspended for one game by the NFL for repeated safety violations according to NFL.com.Fantasy Spin:Reed delivered a huge helmet-to-helmet hit on Steelers wideout Emmanuel Sanders Sunday night in Pittsburgh. Reed has been known for instigating these kinds of collisions over the years but apparently the league has decided that it's not going to tolerate...
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?
According to ESPN’;s Chris Mortensen, Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed will appeal the one game suspension that the NFL handed him for his helmet-to-helmet hit during last night’s game against the Steelers.
Ed Reed’s appeal on 1-game suspension could be overturned or financial penalty could be reduced. Game check of $423,529 is a bit steep.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport)...
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.
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...
Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed has avoided a one-game
suspension for late hits after an appeal. He instead will be fined