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Ravens OL coach Andy Moeller suspended two games

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The Ravens won’t have their offensive line coach on the sideline during the first two games of the season.

Andy Moeller was suspended two games by the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Moeller was arrested last September for driving under the influence after police pulled him over for speeding and saw signs of impairment. He was found guilty of driving while impaired by alcohol in April and sentenced to two years of probation.

Moeller, who was promoted to the top job after the Ravens let John Matsko go after the playoffs, had two previous arrests for alcohol-related charges. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said that he won’t tolerate any further problems of this type.

“He’s either going to get it under control or he’s going to spend a lifetime of misery like other people that are affected by that,” Bisciotti said after promoting Moeller. “We’re behind him as long as he earns trust and continues to earn that trust. But he knows he’s one step away from not being a Raven and then probably not being in the NFL at all.”

The news of the suspension did not come as a surprise to the Ravens. Coach John Harbaugh, via the Baltimore Sun, said that the team is prepared to go without Moeller for the first two weeks. Assistant line coach Todd Washington will take over Moeller’s duties.

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33 Responses to “Ravens OL coach Andy Moeller suspended two games”
  1. dbellina says: Sep 9, 2011 2:53 PM

    HGH!!

  2. ajknox88 says: Sep 9, 2011 2:57 PM

    They should just let him go right now. The guy won’t stop.

  3. wet4football says: Sep 9, 2011 3:00 PM

    is it just me or does this guy look like a child molestor?

  4. humbleminded85 says: Sep 9, 2011 3:02 PM

    Its cool though cause Hines will be out to for the same thing… oh wait…

  5. kosarsmyidol says: Sep 9, 2011 3:03 PM

    You can’t fix stupid, but you can certainly arrest and suspend it…

  6. charmcitysittinpretty says: Sep 9, 2011 3:04 PM

    Uhhhhh where’s Hines wards fine? Same exact thing.

  7. thephantomstranger says: Sep 9, 2011 3:06 PM

    That’s okay. Bryant McKinnie wasn’t going to listen to the coach anyway.

  8. scoops1 says: Sep 9, 2011 3:08 PM

    was he hangin out Brylon Edwards

  9. belairirish says: Sep 9, 2011 3:10 PM

    So this means Hines Ward will also be immediately suspended for his offseason DUI, right? RIGHT?!?!

  10. vincentbojackson says: Sep 9, 2011 3:14 PM

    Hope that picture isn’t from the Ravens media guide. Dude looks totally wasted in the photo. Not a good look for a third time offender.

  11. Steeler's Will says: Sep 9, 2011 3:19 PM

    Alcohol is apparently an issue for you Andy. Get some help.

  12. benh999 says: Sep 9, 2011 3:26 PM

    He should’ve just stabbed a guy and thrown his bloody white suit into the Chesapeake.

  13. halftermguv says: Sep 9, 2011 3:29 PM

    So when can we expect the Ray Rice press conference in which he publically admonishes fellow Baltimore Raven Andy Moeller?

    Cue the crickets.

  14. steelertom says: Sep 9, 2011 3:30 PM

    the reason he was suspended is coachs were still under contract, the players were not they were locked out. this is the reason there is no suspension for hines ward or albert haynesworth. i dont agree. i think hines should be suspended.

  15. 3octaveFart says: Sep 9, 2011 3:36 PM

    charmcitysittinpretty says: Sep 9, 2011 3:04 PM

    “Uhhhhh where’s Hines wards fine? Same exact thing.”

    Not even close. Hines Ward hasn’t had his day in court yet. IOW, he hasn’t been found guilty, yet.

  16. dk56 says: Sep 9, 2011 4:02 PM

    Kind of sad really – his dad (Gary) was the head coach at Michigan and lost his job for having a drunken outburst at some restaurant.

  17. melikefootball says: Sep 9, 2011 4:04 PM

    He should have pleated NO CONTEST, nothing would happen then.

  18. wawa33 says: Sep 9, 2011 4:08 PM

    How many games did Ray Lewis get suspended for lying about witnessing a murder?

  19. upyoursnfu says: Sep 9, 2011 4:17 PM

    They used his mug shot as his media guide photo….oh and for all you crying Ravens fans whining about Hines Ward….this was this drunkard’s 3 offense.

  20. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 9, 2011 4:22 PM

    And Monday morning Harbaugh will suspend the entire Ravens OL for two games beacause they looked like a pop warner team against the Steelers rush.

  21. patpatriotagain says: Sep 9, 2011 4:29 PM

    braylon edwards?

  22. dobreshunka says: Sep 9, 2011 4:39 PM

    There’s been a million stories on PFT about this…Goodell can’t punish any player for behavior that occurred during the lockout. There was no CBA, therefore, no punishment. Doesn’t apply to coaches, and besides, Moeller was busted a year ago and he’s only getting suspended now.

    Anyway, to finally beat the Steelers the Ravens will need to find a different angle besides hoping Ward gets suspended. Maybe try punching Roethlisberger in the face again? Oh wait, he won that game too.

  23. rightnfrontofu says: Sep 9, 2011 4:50 PM

    Really!!

  24. dirtdawg55 says: Sep 9, 2011 5:01 PM

    Dear Ratbird fans, there is a difference between charged and guilty. Hines has been charged. Moeller was charged, then found guilty of that charge. If Hines is found guilty he may face suspension (although the NFL appears to be giving a let to players for misconduct during the lockout).

    We appreciate you are desperate for a win and would prefer our best don’t show up so you have a chance, however we want nothing but your best to show up and to play great. Makes it all the sweeter when your team gets beat. Again.

  25. notwhoyouthinkitis says: Sep 9, 2011 5:11 PM

    To the astounding idiots trying to compare this to Hines Ward arrest, here is a clue:
    1. Hines was arrested. Arrested does not mean guilty!
    2. Moeller had *two* previous arrests for alcohol-related charges.
    3. Never, ever serve on a jury. Seriously. You are too stupid to know what the meaning of “innocent until proven guilty means”.
    4. There is no excuse for your intellectual laziness.

  26. effjohntaylornorelation says: Sep 9, 2011 5:20 PM

    The apple of his fathers eye.

  27. squealerweasel says: Sep 9, 2011 5:28 PM

    where is Sean P. and Joe V. in all this conduct talk

  28. squealerweasel says: Sep 9, 2011 5:29 PM

    didn’t they get caught stealing from team training room-controlled substances…ahhhh Federal Offense!

  29. squealerweasel says: Sep 9, 2011 5:31 PM

    maybe we have to get yahoo to uncover the discrepancies….hmmm

  30. vikinganswer says: Sep 9, 2011 5:43 PM

    computer nerd more like

  31. stoicfan says: Sep 9, 2011 6:01 PM

    Its a good thing he wasn’t driving while on performance enhancing drugs. Would have been 4 games. Priorities duh.

  32. Deb says: Sep 9, 2011 7:02 PM

    @the idiots whining about Ward …

    1. It’s Ward’s first offense and the NFL doesn’t suspend on a DUI first offense.

    2. Moeller was found guilty and Ward’s case hasn’t been decided yet.

    Try to keep up. Oh … that’s right, you’re Ravens fans. You just whine first and ask questions later :roll:

  33. numberoneinthehoodg says: Sep 9, 2011 7:48 PM

    Is he related to Gary? He should change his name.

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