Broncos linebacker Joe Mays remains suspended and will miss Sunday’s game against the Raiders after losing his appeal today.
Denver coach John Fox confirmed that the NFL told the team Mays is still suspended.
Mays delivered a vicious head-first hit on Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, which knocked off not only Schaub’s helmet but also part of his ear. Mays was handed a 15-yard penalty. Schaub missed only one play.
The suspension is without pay, so Mays will lose one-seventeenth of his 2012 base salary, and he has been fined an additional $50,000.