The NFL decided to uphold Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather’s two-game suspension that was placed on him for a safety rules violation.
Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was suspended by the league for two games for his sixth violation of the unnecessary roughness rules, which occurred on a helmet-to-helmet hit on Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith.
Meriweather has established a reputation as one of the dirtiest players in the NFL for repeated helmet-to-helmet hits, so this likely affected his attempt to appeal his two-game suspension.
The league has decided to uphold Meriweather’s suspension, according to a tweet from NFL Network reporter Albert Breer.
NFL announces that the 2-game suspension for Redskins S Brandon Meriweather was upheld on appeal.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 30, 2014