Two-Game Suspension for Brandon Meriweather Reduced to One Game on Appeal

Ted Cottrell, the hearing officer in the appeal of Brandon Meriweather of the Washington Redskins of his two-game suspension, has reduced the discipline to a one-game suspension without pay.

Cottrell is jointly appointed and compensated by the NFL and NFL Players Association to hear and decide appeals for on-field player discipline.

Meriweather was suspended for two games without pay on Monday by NFL Vice President of Football Operations Merton Hanks for repeat violations this season of NFL safety rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players, including two in Sunday’s Washington-Chicago Bears game.

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