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Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed has avoided a one-game suspension for late hits after an appeal. He instead will be fined $50,000.
Reed was suspended for one game without pay on Monday by NFL vice president of football operations Merton Hanks for his third violation in three seasons of the rule prohibiting helmet-to-helmet hits against defenseless players. The third violation occurred in Sunday night's game at Pittsburgh; Reed's hit to the head of receiver Emmanuel Sanders.
Reed appealed the ruling, and hearing officer Ted Cottrell on Tuesday reduced the penalty.
In a letter to Reed, Cottrell wrote: ''I have determined that your actions were egregious and warrant significant discipline. However, I do not believe that your actions were so egregious as to subject you to a one-game suspension without pay.''
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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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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?
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.
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.
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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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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...