Brandon Meriweather’s Suspension Reduced To One Game
An appeal by the free safety to have his two-game suspension for hits in Sunday’s game against the Bears was reduced to one game Wednesday by former defensive Ted Cottrell.
BY ZAC BOYER
ASHBURN – Brandon Meriweather’s two-game suspension has been reduced to one game on appeal, meaning the free safety will miss only the Redskins’ road game against the Broncos on Sunday and be reinstated a day later.
Meriweather was originally suspended two games by the league, which sought to curb his pattern of hits to the head and neck of opposing players. He was twice called for a personal foul on Sunday in the Redskins’ victory over the Bears – once for a helmet-to-helmet hit, and once for a hit on a defenseless receiver.
Ted Cottrell, the former defensive coordinator for the Jets, Vikings and Chargers, heard Meriweather’s appeal. Meriweather, who has a $1.2 million base salary this season, will forfeit $70,588.24 under the suspension.
The Redskins placed Meriweather on the reserve/suspended list on Tuesday and re-signed free safety Jordan Pugh, who they waived last week.