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NFL Network cut short Brian Baldinger’s suspension

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In November, NFL Network suspended commentator Brian Baldinger for six months after he said the Eagles should put a bounty on Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. Less than six months later, Baldinger is back.

PFT has confirmed that NFL Network reduced Baldinger’s suspension, and Baldinger was on the air today.

There’s been no official announcement from NFL Network of Baldinger’s suspension being reduced, and no explanation of any extenuating circumstances that might have been considered in lessening Baldinger’s punishment. Baldinger said what he said, and that hasn’t changed since his suspension was handed down.

But Baldinger complained at the time that the punishment didn’t fit the crime, and apparently on reflection the NFL agrees with him. Baldinger is now back on the air, and his suspension, though lengthy, ended up lasting closer to four months than six months.

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29 Responses to “NFL Network cut short Brian Baldinger’s suspension”
  1. hawkforlife says: Apr 7, 2017 5:59 PM

    Good. It’s about time this, hold everybody to an impossible standard (you know how hard it is to talk for hours and NOT say something dumb) ends.

  2. xargscutgrep says: Apr 7, 2017 6:00 PM

    Now they should bring back Playbook.

  3. silverhornet says: Apr 7, 2017 6:06 PM

    I saw him on NFLN last week.

  4. mikespillane337 says: Apr 7, 2017 6:14 PM

    I swear.In this politically correct world we were made to live in you can’t even make a joke.

  5. 49erlg0617 says: Apr 7, 2017 6:23 PM

    Something needs to be done about that pinky

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 7, 2017 6:25 PM

    A bounty on Zeke’s head would easily have to be double the bounty on a normal sized head.

  7. terripet says: Apr 7, 2017 6:31 PM

    Espn should hire this guy and get rid of Herm Edwards

  8. bpurd says: Apr 7, 2017 6:41 PM

    Good. One of ex players eho actually watch the film.

  9. clayjtitan66 says: Apr 7, 2017 6:41 PM

    Hey Baldy, why are you hating on Ewoks?
    We just want to love and be loved.

  10. abninf says: Apr 7, 2017 6:42 PM

    The hypersensitivity of a certain segment of American society is scary. Anywhere else in the world everyone would laugh about it.

  11. cobrala2 says: Apr 7, 2017 6:43 PM

    Excessive punishment.

  12. THX 138 says: Apr 7, 2017 6:49 PM

    6 months? ridiculous. The Ol’Double Standard is alive and well.

  13. nyneal says: Apr 7, 2017 6:58 PM

    Baldinger is lousy anyway. I hope he never comes back.

  14. MichaelEdits says: Apr 7, 2017 6:58 PM

    Now he can recommend putting a bounty on Tony Romo.

  15. nepatriot1 says: Apr 7, 2017 7:07 PM

    mikespillane337 says:
    Apr 7, 2017 6:14 PM
    I swear.In this politically correct world we were made to live in you can’t even make a joke.
    ———————
    Right, in other words you can’t be a moron. Tough standard for most

  16. A happy green parrot says: Apr 7, 2017 7:18 PM

    nepatriot1 says:
    Apr 7, 2017 7:07 PM
    mikespillane337 says:
    Apr 7, 2017 6:14 PM
    I swear.In this politically correct world we were made to live in you can’t even make a joke.
    ———————
    Right, in other words you can’t be a moron. Tough standard for most

    —————–

    Not true. I can still be a moron. Hold my beer.

  17. lanman11 says: Apr 7, 2017 7:34 PM

    nepatriot1 says:
    Apr 7, 2017 7:07 PM
    mikespillane337 says:
    Apr 7, 2017 6:14 PM
    I swear.In this politically correct world we were made to live in you can’t even make a joke.
    ———————
    Right, in other words you can’t be a moron. Tough standard for most
    ***************************************************

    Yes, because extracting all the humor out of life at other people’s expense is a standard to aspire to…

  18. bigdog2372 says: Apr 7, 2017 7:39 PM

    Bałdy is one of the good ones. He is entertaining and he has good analysis and opinions. His oh so offensive remark was obviously tongue in cheek and his suspension was a product of our oversensitive pc culture.

  19. macjacmccoy says: Apr 7, 2017 7:44 PM

    Well he’s missed time in November, December, January, February, March, and April. He has technically been suspended in 6 straight months.

  20. sjoyner59 says: Apr 7, 2017 7:52 PM

    Hes a guy who really knows the game,glad hre is back to “break things down”

  21. skankmeat says: Apr 7, 2017 7:56 PM

    Well, it’s not like he was caught in a hotel room late at night with a comatosed, drunked women. Otherwise, he would have gotten a raise like the Playmaker.

  22. tjacks7 says: Apr 7, 2017 7:58 PM

    Still suspended for about 4 months, which is about 4 months too long. Hopefully he took advantage of his time and was seeking a better employment opportunity.

  23. akira1971 says: Apr 7, 2017 8:20 PM

    abninf says:
    Apr 7, 2017 6:42 PM

    The hypersensitivity of a certain segment of American society is scary. Anywhere else in the world everyone would laugh about it.
    —————-

    Sez the guy offended a company would suspend an employee for breaking a clause in his contract. Why are you so sensitive about Baldy?

    I’m offended that you’re offended so stop being so hyprersensitive.

  24. whenwilliteverend says: Apr 7, 2017 8:25 PM

    I thought the suspension was idiotic. He’s one of the more intelligent people they have (not hard when you have/had people like Warren Sapp and Michael Irvin). The NFLs sense of justice is about as stupid as it comes.

  25. kenmasters34 says: Apr 7, 2017 8:42 PM

    Good thing he didn’t mention the ideal gas law.

  26. mikeytoth says: Apr 8, 2017 8:36 AM

    Maybe a suspension for Irvin is coming and they needed a head to replace him.

  27. lambeauwest says: Apr 8, 2017 8:49 AM

    Hard to work in an environment where you get paid to give opinion for a living but you can’t speak your mind and your employer can fire you .

    Meanwhile Bill O’Reilly has half a dozen sexual harassment lawsuits filed and gets to keep his job.

  28. melikefootball says: Apr 8, 2017 10:26 AM

    We are the most thin skin country in the world. Everyone looking to point a finger at another’s action , when we can’t run our own lives.

  29. silvernblacksabbath says: Apr 11, 2017 10:22 AM

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

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