38 player suspensions start now


On the day that every team reduced the roster size to 53, nearly that many players landed on the suspended list.

A total of 38 suspensions became effective Saturday. Twenty-two of the players currently are on teams; 16 aren’t.

The full list, along with the duration, goes like this:

Cardinals tackle Bobby Massie (two games);

Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (one game);

Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (three games);

Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy (four games);

Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain (four games);

Broncos safety T.J. Ward (one game);

Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe (four games);

Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion (three games);

Packers defensive end Datone Jones (one game);

Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (three games);

Vikings defensive back Jabari Price (two games);

Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (one game);

Jets tackle Oday Aboushi (one game);

Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (four games);

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (two games; pictured);

Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant (four games);

Rams running back Trey Watts (four games);

Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (four games);

Chargers guard Craig Watts (two games);

49ers receiver Jerome Simpson (six games);

Buccaneers defensive tackle Akeem Spence (one game);

Washington defensive back Bashaud Breeland (one game);

Waived Cowboys tackle R.J. Dill (four games);

Waived Saints tight end Orson Charles (one game);

Free-agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw (one week);

Free-agent tackle Eben Britton (four weeks);

Free-agent defensive end Keith Browner (four weeks);

Free-agent defensive back Jarrett Bush (14 weeks);

Free-agent linebacker Victor Butler (four weeks);

Free-agent defensive back Jakar Hamilton (10 weeks);

Free-agent running back Quentin Hines (four weeks);

Free-agent linebacker Kyle Knox (four weeks);

Free-agent safety LaRon Landry (10 weeks);

Free-agent defensive back Zeke Motta (two weeks);

Free-agent defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy (10 weeks);

Free-agent receiver Da’Rick Rogers (two weeks);

Free-agent receiver Ace Sanders (10 weeks);

Free-agent tackle Ryan Seymour (four weeks).

36 responses to “38 player suspensions start now

  1. I’d love for all these players to say screw it to their suspensions and either dress for the games just because or retire just because, all just to stick it to Goodell.

  2. I believe that this is the first time in team history that the Vikings don’t have at least 4 people at the start of the season.

    Congrats, guys. This…this is big. Keep progressing and by 2082 you may get that elusive Super Bowl win…provided you still follow the team when they’re named the LA Vikings.

  3. .
    38 suspensions = millions of dollars. When will someone ask where the money goes? Who controls it? Who distributes it?

    Goodell can’t be trusted with anything.

  4. The Bell suspension is obviously the biggest and most meaningful. He’s an electrifying star and might be the best and most underrated running back in the game. I’m not a Steelers fan either. I’m a Patriots fan who loves watching him play and I’d rather see the Steelers go into this game being able to test the Pats with both Brown and Bell.

  5. When are they ever going to rule on Darryl Washington of the Cardinals? This has gone on forever, at least make a decision. …

  6. I guess none of these guys are as good looking, famous and rich as Tom Brady. After all, he is as “innocent” as OJ Simpson was. Great lesson for our youth… go ahead and Cheat. You have a better than 50% chance of getting away with it.

  7. Where are all the haters that claimed:
    ….Brady will never take this thing to court…
    ….a judge will slam Brady….
    ….no way the judge rules in Brady’s favor….
    ….no way his suspension is reduced….
    ….Brady will not be playing week 1….

    History has not been kind to the haters’ predictions. They so wanted the league to do what their teams cannot…..take down Brady. But alas, justice and fairness have been preserved.

    We are on to Pittsburgh!

  8. Roger Goodell likes to make up rules as he goes along. As long as there is precedent and notice for players and Goodell carries out Article 46 in a fair way, suspensions can stand. Let’s hope that the blithering idiot can do that and stop embarrassing the league.

  9. Guess thus guys actually did sonething wrong other than beating all the other teams too often

  10. Someone who has actually played football, who is not a ESPN mouth piece and has a brain, and can speak objectively. Please explain how an slightly under-inflated ball that travels slower and less far is a competitive advantage? As for grip, how come we allow super sticky gloves? How about the home team with a grass field knowing that certain length cleats work best on their field? Is that not a competitive advantage? If so, why allow it?

    This is an equipment violation charged to a player who has never been in trouble with the league for anything, does it make sense to destroy his reputation and suspend him 4 games (costing him nearly $2 million) for something akin to wearing the wrong color cleats in the rule book? Consider that Marshawn Lynch was caught multiple times wearing non-league approved cleats, he was only threatened with fines of about $25,000. Never suspension. So why should Brady the player be treated differently for an equipment violation than Lynch?

    Fact is the NFL had no facts, the narrative of the texts was constructed from 2 texts out of hundreds over an 8 month period. By their own admission the NFL told Judge Berman they had no proof of any wrong doing, yet they proceeded as if Tom Brady murdered someone. As for PEDs, seriously? A softer football is the same as putting on 30 pounds of muscle and increasing your strength by 10% or more? Come on…

  11. In the wake of now going zip-for-5 in outside legal cases, look for Goodell to cite these suspensions as example that his kangaroo court discipline ‘works’. Of course that’s ridiculous: as Hardy’s petition shows, in the absence of a viable system fair to management and players alike, players are more than ever encouraged to challenge Goodell’s mess. As to Goodell’s job being safe because he brings in big bucks for owners, that’s the Rozelle-Tagliabue precedent– he’s on for a free ride. A bright chimp can generate $Billions in TV and Internet revenue as NFL Commissioner– in fact, a not-so-bright chimp is doing that NOW.

  12. During Roger Goodell’s reign of boobery the definition of a commissioner changed from “independent overseer of the integrity of the game” to “owner’s representative against the players”

  13. Where are the Goodell, Pash, Vincent and Kensil suspensions?

    Pardon me, I forgot that integrity is a one way street in the NFL.

  14. Doing the math 22/(32*53) is 1.3%. That is less than the number of people at work who are on some kind of performance plan. Of course, at work it is doing a poor job vs breaking the rules. But still, 1.3% is not a huge number.

  15. Imagine if they all sued at the same time, in federal court for back pay and career damage the NFL might understand that they are in trouble.

    After bountygate, deflategate and Goodell’s exposed lies, he is not worthy of enough trust to flush the toilet for the ball boys.

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