NFL slated to start the season with more than 30 players suspended

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The NFL has suspended more than 30 players this offseason.

Our NFL 2015 suspension tracker currently has the names of 34 players on it, with the possibility that more suspensions could still be coming.

It’s still possible that some suspensions could be overturned. Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant is still appealing his four-game substance-abuse suspension, while Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is still going through the courts to battle his four-game Deflategate suspension.

The two longest suspensions handed down this offseason were the 16-game bans given to Browns receiver Josh Gordon and Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan. Some of the suspended players are little-known free agents who likely wouldn’t play in Week One anyway, but some of the noteworthy suspensions include six games for 49ers receiver Jerome Simpson, four games for Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, four games for Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson, four games for Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain, four games for Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy, two games for Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, one game for Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount and one game for Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus.

In all, players have been suspended for a cumulative 159 games for the 2015 season.

31 responses to “NFL slated to start the season with more than 30 players suspended

  1. That’s less than one player per team but it’s still too many. They’re too young, immature and many have never had any money before. They don’t realize how quickly their NFL career is going to be over. Most will be completely different men 10, 15 years from now. Unfortunately, all or most of all of the money will be gone by then.

  2. We need a whole new judicial sub branch just to deal with all the appeals to Dictator Goosell

    Evidence and due process? We don’t need no stinking evidence or due process!

  3. j0esixpack says:
    Aug 27, 2015 7:32 PM

    We need a whole new judicial sub branch just to deal with all the appeals to Dictator Goosell

    Evidence and due process? We don’t need no stinking evidence or due process!

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    absolutely correct ! this is a workplace not the court of law. never have needed it nor would it do much good in the NFL Commish should and does have the power to suspend based on in essence “more likely than not” which i guess is kinda like the court of law in civil cases too.. those suspended hopefully learn their lesson

  4. If this were in baseball, it was be deemed a national disaster and the future of the sport would be called in question.

    But football continues to exist as if nothing is ever wrong even when everyone knows something is wrong.

  5. Commish should and does have the power to suspend based on in essence “more likely than not” which i guess is kinda like the court of law in civil cases too.. those suspended hopefully learn their lesson

    With a lower standard of proof, it’s inevitable that innocent people will be punished. I don’t know what kind of lesson they’re supposed to learn.

  6. Okay. Make note of this number.

    If this site is reporting a significantly lower number for next season, then we know that these suspensions are having the expected results as a deterrent.

    If next year’s number are the same or even greater, then the NFL’s penalty policy needs to be revamped.

    …unless the league isn’t really trying to deter criminal behavior and/or rule breaking by the players.

    More than 30 players. Ridiculous any way you look at it. SMH.

  7. The laws against marijuana usage are outdated, as were the laws of alcohol prohibition, but if a player is plain dumb enough to smoke during the football season, he brought this wrath upon himself.

    They used to fine players but that wasn’t a deterrent anymore, so now they have to suspend them. But, I wish the league could relax their marijuana usage laws like some states have elected to do.

  8. But golly! They keep telling everyone that compared to the US population, the NFL is well below the crime rate.

    Most of the US population doesn’t get suspended. They get FIRED!

  9. The league isn’t trying to deter any off field activities, the owners can save in most cases a very large sum of money, possibly millions and bring in a player for a vet minimum while the other guy is suspended.

  10. 29 out 30 of these players have been suspended for something they actually did.

    TB12 was suspended on some trumped of ridiculous charge!

    Roger: As I tell my kids, it is never too late to do the right thing (all four kids are under the age of 5 and they are smarter than Roger Goodell and Ted Wells combined)!!! Over turn TB12’s outrages suspension, give back the draft picks, and publicly apologies to the Patriots organization.

    You can keep Mr. Kraft’s $1,000,000.00. That his penalty for trusting you’d do the right thing at Tom’s appeal hearing.

  11. That’s less than one player per team but it’s still too many.

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    Depends on how you look at it.

    It’s also the equivalent to one entire team’s worth of starters on both offense and defense, along with eight additional bench players.

  12. That’s really pretty bad. Just because they have a lot of money, doesn’t mean they can go and do whatever they want/ It’s obvious many of them are out of control. Dumb and stupid makes up teams in the NFL now, it’s too bad.

  13. @allidoiswin55 says:

    Aug 27, 2015 7:37 PM
    To my knowledge that includes ZERO seahawks!!!

    They really need to look into that Recovery Water. That’s some kinda potential for a banned substance if ver there was one….

    Another potential reason, god told Russell Wilson that no Seahawks would be touched

  14. Sheldon Richardson better get suspended more games than just 4 for two seperate instances. However we allllll know the Nfl league office is full of ex Jets employees which includes the clown of a commisioner.

    #TB12


  15. loucifa says:
    Aug 27, 2015 7:24 PM

    Is this a record or something?

    Unknown. But if it is, Goodell broke his old record.

  16. Suspensions for cheating and PED’s I can see, but this obsession in our society to punish people for smoking weed is just crazy. I am in the older generation and I have been around it in my younger years and I know it isn’t this crazy, gateway drug that the lunatics make it out to be. In addition, it targets a certain portion of the society who grew up with it around and use it to relax after a hard day. That is their choice. I would rather have a player who smoked pot two weeks ago (but would still fail a test) over a guy who got plastered last night and came in to work hung over and couldn’t perform. Because it stays in your system for 30 days, long after its effects have worn off, people are punished for things that happened weeks ago and really has no bearing at all on the individual and their performance. The NFL should be the first company to say, this is stupid, lets get out of the business of fines and suspensions for something so trivial. Maybe other businesses will follow and concentrate their efforts on catching people who are really doing something wrong.

  17. Man, you would have thought based on the number of trolls who drone on about Seattle players using PEDs that there would be at least ONE Seahawk on this list! Sucks to be made to look like a moron, huh?

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