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'Tis the season for suspending

The NFL announced on Tuesday that Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson will be suspended for the first three games of the 2010 season.  Per a league source, other suspensions could be announced soon.

The source explained that a flurry of appeal hearings were conducted by the league in the last two weeks of June.  The league typically schedules a cluster of hearings for that same general time frame, so that suspensions can be finalized — or scuttled — before the season begins.

In many cases, the confidentiality process works, and no word of a potential suspension emerges until it has been finalized.  Also, we’ve consistently heard that many players have avoided suspensions successfully via the appeals process, and their names never have been leaked to the media.

This year, it remains to be seen whether other players will find themselves exiled from their teams once the regular season begins.  But don’t be surprised if more names are revealed sooner rather than later.

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18 Responses to “'Tis the season for suspending”
  1. Fed up says: Jul 13, 2010 2:31 PM

    I am boycotting the NFL for the entirle 2010 season for suspending Big Ben for 6 games.
    Screw the NFL. I hope the ratings tank this season. Ha!

  2. robert ethen says: Jul 13, 2010 2:33 PM

    A ticker tape parade for perps. Making it rain suspensions.

  3. Sporkdevil says: Jul 13, 2010 2:34 PM

    Yeah, why is the NFL just giving Big Ben more time to rape drunk underage women in bathrooms? Why don’t they think about the consequences of their actions?

  4. Mooch says: Jul 13, 2010 2:37 PM

    Well, Pittsburgh fans always do flock away in droves unless their hometown teams are great.
    The only difference this year is that they’ll be pretending to take a stand for “principle’.
    Carry it however you want to, Fed Up. We all know your city routinely bails on its teams.

  5. samsara76 says: Jul 13, 2010 2:37 PM

    Hey ‘Fed UP’ Typical squeelers fan.
    You are just jealous that Ben didn’t rape you.

  6. crabman82 says: Jul 13, 2010 2:38 PM

    anyone know if leroy hill is expected to be suspended?

  7. alex_xxv says: Jul 13, 2010 2:40 PM

    # Fed up says: July 13, 2010 2:31 PM
    I am boycotting the NFL for the entirle 2010 season for suspending Big Ben for 6 games.
    Screw the NFL. I hope the ratings tank this season. Ha!
    ————————————————-
    What a moron…

  8. Fed up says: Jul 13, 2010 2:41 PM

    Mooch? It’s your turn to have a massive heart attack. Drop dead, skunk.

  9. NationalFelonLeague.com © says: Jul 13, 2010 2:41 PM

    ‘Tis the season for thugs and hoodlums.
    Or “no comment” if you are in Miami.

  10. HarrisonHits says: Jul 13, 2010 2:41 PM

    @Fed up,
    So you support rape and think it is acceptable. Good riddance, hope you never come back to the NFL, go crawl back under your rock where you should be.

  11. MrHumble says: Jul 13, 2010 2:47 PM

    Raping….peeing on a golf course……all his problems seem to stem from “his stem”…..cut it off and all will be good in steeler country!! LOL

  12. efangule says: Jul 13, 2010 2:48 PM

    ZombieRevolution says:
    Too bad Florio only has sources for things like this- it would be nice if he had a source for when players do the right thing. Like donate to charity, start a foundation, etc. But that stuff does not make splashy headlines like the crime and punishment an ex-lawyer lives for.

    While Florio does put up stuff about this every once in a while, I agree, it is not as often as it actually happens. It would be nice if they did some GOOD PR for the NFL every once in a while instead of always pointing out the crappy things 1% of the players do.

  13. Burning River says: Jul 13, 2010 2:58 PM

    Fed up says:
    “I am boycotting the NFL for the entirle 2010 season for suspending Big Ben for 6 games.”
    —————–
    I guess that’ll show us, huh? I suppose the next phase will have you holding your breath until you turn blue.
    Works for me…

  14. AllThat says: Jul 13, 2010 3:20 PM

    @Fed up says:
    July 13, 2010 3:09 PM
    Mooch? That’s tough talk from someone behind the safely of his computer.
    ===================================
    We are all here to call you a little baby Fed-Up.
    Tough talk from you too hoping someone dies of a massive heart attack.
    you are nothing less than a Dumbass……

  15. samsara76 says: Jul 13, 2010 4:06 PM

    Fed Up = Typical Pittsburg loser.
    I hear the fans blow the refs before home games for the Hummer… I mean homer advantage.

  16. antalicus says: Jul 13, 2010 4:33 PM

    The could start a new league with all the suspended players.

  17. SomeFans says: Jul 13, 2010 4:52 PM

    ‘Tis the season for thugs and hoodlums.
    Or “no comment” if you are in Miami.”
    Sounds typical from one who has lost to Miami many times…. maybe swept? Keep your chin up loser.

  18. imissmydeadspin says: Jul 13, 2010 5:02 PM

    why only 3?

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