Archive for the ‘Fines & Suspensions’ Category

Pittsburgh Steelers Suspends RB Rashard Mendenhall for One Game

Running back Rashard Mendenhall might as well start looking around the league at other teams that need running backs, because he can write his ticket out of Pittsburgh. The back has been suspended for one game by the club for “conduct detrimental to the team.” Ed Bouchette says that “conduct” was not showing up to […]

Paul Tagliabue Overturns Suspensions of Saints Players

It took some time, but Saints players are off the hook today – thanks in part to former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Tags today overturned the suspensions of four current and former Saints players in the league’s bounty investigation of the club. Tagliabue did state that he found that the players’ conduct was detrimental to […]

49ers Suspend RB Brandon Jacobs For Remainder of Season

Brandon Jacobs’ is learning the hard way – you don’t complain about playing time. The former Giants and now Niners running back has been given a suspension for the rest of the season after he griped about the lack of playing time he’s had this year with the San Fran offense. The 49ers announced today […]

NFL Hands Down One Game Suspension to Ravens Safety Ed Reed

Baltimore safety Ed Reed has been hit with a one-game suspension without pay for repeated violations of the rule prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players. The suspension was passed down by NFL Vice President of Football Operations Merton Hanks. Reed may not practice this week nor play in the Ravens’ […]

NFL Fines Steelers and WR Sanders $50,000 for Faking an Injury vs Bengals

A “fake” injury has cost the Steelers as well as wide out Emmanuel Sanders. The NFL has fined both the Steelers and Sanders a whopping $50,000 for faking an injury in an October 21st game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers were fined $35,000 and Sanders $15,000 by the league for the incident, which occurred […]

Tampa Bay CB Aqib Talib Suspended by the NFL for Four Games

The Bucs will be without playmaking CB Aqib Talib, as the troubled corner has been suspended four games by the NFL for using a performance enhancing substance. To make matters worse, his suspension starts right away, meaning that he won’t be in uniform tomorrow when the Bucs take on the Chiefs. Talib will be eligible […]

Vilma Sits Down with Roger Goodell – Documents Signed by Williams Given to Him

Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma had a sit down today with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about his suspension that was temporarily lifted. In Monday’s meeting, the NFL gave Vilma a sworn affidavit from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams that the New Orleans linebacker offered $10,000 to any teammate who knocked quarterback Brett Favre out of […]

Redskins Safety Tanard Jackson Suspended by the NFL

Redskins safety Tanard Jackson is going to be sitting quite awhile, as today he was suspended indefinitely without pay by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Jackson’s suspension began immediately. He will be able to apply for reinstatement in exactly one year. It’s the third time he’s been sat down for drugs-related […]