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    NFL Suspends Ed Reed 1 Game

    One of the greatest safeties in NFL history has hit too many opposing players in the head, too many times, according to the league.

    The NFL announced today that Ravens safety Ed Reed has been suspended one game for repeated violations of the rules against hitting opposing players in the head and neck area. Unless he successfully appeals, he will sit out Sunday’s game at San Diego.

    Reed was penalized for unnecessary roughness in the third quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Steelers for a hit to the head of Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders. That was Reed’s second violation of the rules against hits to defenseless receivers this year. He was fined $21,000 for a hit to Patriots receiver Deion Branch in September. Reed had also been fined $10,000 for a hit to Saints quarterback Drew Brees in 2010.

    “We cannot tolerate repeated violations of rules, especially rules related to player safety,” NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson said in a statement. “We will continue to take the strongest possible action to deter these types of violations and protect our players.”

    The NFL says it was V.P. of Football Operations Merton Hanks — a former NFL defensive back himself — who made the decision to suspend Reed.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-hits-to-head/

    Don't like this at all. I never saw Reed as dirty. I think he just plays really fast.

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    That's a good message for the NFL to send.


    It means NO ONE is immune to the rules.

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    Rules are rules. If he doesn't want to get suspended, maybe he shouldn't hit guys in the head.

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    We're going to be watching flag football 20 years from now.

    Every year since Goodell took over, the game has become more and more tame.

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    always thought of him as pretty clean player, not someone I would expect to get suspended...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    We're going to be watching flag football 20 years from now.

    Every year since Goodell took over, the game has become more and more tame.


    I bet Kyle Wilson and Cro would EXCEL in Flag Football......especially 2-hand-touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vin View Post
    That's a good message for the NFL to send.


    It means NO ONE is immune to the rules.
    except for the Patriot defender who helmet -to- helmeted Andrew Luck yesterday, not even a penalty.

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    I wonder how many roughing penalties Ryan Clark has. Maybe I'm off base, but I'm pretty sure he has a whole bunch of helmet to helmet penalties. He comes in like a missle.

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    He went after him with his shoulder...the receiver turned into him and they made helmet contact. It was a ****ty call on the field suspending Reed for one game is mind boggling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobblingjetster View Post
    He went after him with his shoulder...the receiver turned into him and they made helmet contact. It was a ****ty call on the field suspending Reed for one game is mind boggling.
    Uhhh.....I don't want to sound mean but :

    Have you been paying any attention lately?


    The "suspension" was overturned and Ed only has to pay a fine of $50,000.


    Here :

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/86...ced-50000-fine

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    I know.

    I saw that hit. Just let us play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobblingjetster View Post
    I know.

    I saw that hit. Just let us play.
    Oh okay.

    that was your point.


    I agree. It will come to a point where the NFL would become 2-hand-touch in the end....

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