Andrew Sendejo loses appeal, suspended on Sunday

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For the second time in as many days, an NFL player has lost an appeal of a one-game suspension.

Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo lost his appeal today and will be suspended for Sunday’s game against the Browns. Former NFL linebacker Derrick Brooks heard Sendejo’s appeal and decided the suspension was justified.

Sendejo was flagged for a hard hit on Ravens receiver Mike Wallace. The hit knocked Wallace’s helmet off and left him dazed on the ground.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer joined Sendejo in arguing that the hit was legal and Sendejo should not have been suspended. Brooks disagreed.

64 responses to “Andrew Sendejo loses appeal, suspended on Sunday

  1. Arbitrary ruling that was not unexpected.

    Best to get it out of the way this week and come back strong after the bye week.

  2. cribbage12 says:
    I’m sure Zimmer will re-appeal, maybe even to Trump.

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    If he’s going to appeal to Trump he should go through Trump’s lap dog Paul Ryan to fast track it.

  3. In Teddy We Trust says:

    Clinton-Dix was fined $24K for an illegal hit on Josh Bellamy three weeks ago. I guess that proves the Packers are a dirty team.
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    Hey Teddy… Packer fan wants his logic back.

    Also, I’m sure Clinton-Dix would have more fines if he was ever close enough to an opponent to try an tackle them.

  4. I’d say the hit on the TB TE (Brade?) was definitely a personal foul, although it wasn’t flagged, and was rightfully fined. I didn’t think this hit on Wallace was unnecessary roughness, since Wallace had already taken a few steps, but it was arguable that he was “defenseless”.

    But no problem. Give the young safeties some game experience against the Browns and Sendejo will be fresh for the second half of the season.

  5. Brooks a dumb ass. I’m sure he wouldn’t have agreed either if he was Sendejo. Why let some one like Brook be the judge when he can’t even judge his own wewe.

  6. Oh look, the Cletus’ East of Minnesota are chiming in on what a dirty play consists of. Just open up a dictionary under “Dirty” and you will see a picture of Clay Matthews.

  7. In Teddy We Trust says:
    October 24, 2017 at 6:18 pm
    Clinton-Dix was fined $24K for an illegal hit on Josh Bellamy three weeks ago. I guess that proves the Packers are a dirty team.

    ***
    Not surprising. GB has always been known to be the dirtiest team in the league. Remember when Davante Adams threw a guy down by the face mask leading that player to get ejected for “throwing a punch”? GB does everything they can to win games.

  8. 13worldchampioinships says:
    October 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm
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    In Teddy We Trust says:
    October 24, 2017 at 6:18 pm
    Clinton-Dix was fined $24K for an illegal hit on Josh Bellamy three weeks ago. I guess that proves the Packers are a dirty team.

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    Not surprising. GB has always been known to be the dirtiest team in the league. Remember when Davante Adams threw a guy down by the face mask leading that player to get ejected for “throwing a punch”? GB does everything they can to win games.

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    And by dirtiest team in the league, I mean the dirtiest of the dirty. Don Capers makes Greg Williams look like a saint!

  9. I’m a Viking fan and that hit was definitely not cool. Not sure Sendejo specifically intended to injure, but he totally deserved the suspension for being reckless.

  10. Next time, to avoid suspension, forget the brutal hit, just kick the guy in the helmet ala burfict…

  11. 13worldchampioinships says:
    October 24, 2017 at 6:34 pm
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    Google image search “matthews tackle bridgewater” and tell me how that second picture is different from Barr. I can tell you. Stronger collarbone.
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    Scroll down a bit and you’ll find the photo of Matthews riding up on Teddy’s shoulders from the backside.

    Would have been too easy for Matthews to tackle Bridgewater around the waist/legs. Instead Matthews jumps up on Bridgewater’s shoulders from behind in an attempt to pile-drive Bridgewater into the turf with all of his weight on top of Teddy as they come down. I remember the play vividly and it was such an obvious attempt to injure Bridgewater. The tackle made no sense otherwise. Matthews is the epitome of dirty players.

  12. I didn’t say teams with a player that gets fined never win in the long run. I said dirty teams never win in the long run. We have 13 world championships, how many do you have? I’ll let you do the math. If you can.

  13. I’m ok with this 1 game suspension. It wasn’t intentional by any means. He was going in for the tackle with his shoulder pad, and when he was going for it, Wallace bent down and they met.

    Pretty soon they are going to say, if a WR catches the ball, you just have to let him take it to the end zone. This game is becoming extremely wimpy. The way it’s going, the nfl won’t be around in 15 years from now.

    With that being said, I hope Zimmer tells his defense to keep playing fast, and hit hard. That’s what makes their defense so good, a WR putting his head down is not dirty on the defense, it’s stupidity on the WR. Next man up this Sunday, and remember to hit hard and often.

  14. Matthews is a very dirty player. Just go to YouTube and search for Clay Matthews dirty hits. Gb fans are just jealous because the Vikes defense is far superior and we do it legally.

  15. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    October 24, 2017 at 7:04 pm
    I didn’t say teams with a player that gets fined never win in the long run. I said dirty teams never win in the long run. We have 13 world championships, how many do you have? I’ll let you do the math. If you can.
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    Having the league in your back pocket by way of payoff is nothing to brag about. I’d rather be a fan of a team who has the mentality of us against the world versus your team who only wins because the league wants them to.

  16. Carl, you have no evidence that the Vikings are a dirty team other than your own skewed impression of what Barr legally did to Rodgers and the fact that Sendejo got suspended. These are things that happen with every single team, even your beloved Packers. Logically, then, the Packers must be a dirty team if the Vikings are a dirty team.

    I do want to commend you, however, for sticking with your team even in the face of the tragedy of your one player getting hurt. We don’t see much of the usual suspects anymore. That bandwagon must be getting pretty lonely.

  17. Just out of curiosity, how many times has the NFLs fair and transparent appeal process has the nonpartial party who heard the appeal sides with the player and removed the suspension and fine?

    Still zero?

  18. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    October 24, 2017 at 6:06 pm
    In the long run, dirty teams never win.
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    Packer shlubs know what they are talking about when in comes to never winning. I said the fudge was a 4-12 team without Rodgers before the season started and I will be proved right when it’s over.

  19. Carl

    You don’t have a clue what a dirty hit is, because you think Clay Mathews is a clean player.

    Take your slime and pee beer goggles off and you might learn something.

  20. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    October 24, 2017 at 7:22 pm
    Purple swoon is coming. Can you feel it? Familiar as the chill in the air.
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    Green and yellow swoon already came, when it was still warm outside. Vikings have “Rhodes closed” and now we have “Window’s closed”, as in Barr closed your window of opportunity on one innocent little hit.

  21. Pretty soon they are going to say, if a WR catches the ball, you just have to let him take it to the end zone. This game is becoming extremely wimpy. The way it’s going, the nfl won’t be around in 15 years from now.

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    This is what Vikes fans hope for. 15 more seasons without a championship is better than 50.

  22. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    October 24, 2017 at 7:12
    Gb fans are just jealous because the Vikes defense is far superior
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    Well, when they begin awarding Lombardi Trophies to the teams with the superior defense, I guess I’ll actually start caring.

  23. Matthews jumps up on Bridgewater’s shoulders from behind in an attempt to pile-drive Bridgewater into the turf with all of his weight on top of Teddy as they come down.

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    So leaving one’s feet (Barr) and pile driving with all his weight (Barr)into the ground (Barr) is dirty?

    I got you.

  24. In Teddy We Trust says:
    October 24, 2017 at 7:18 pm
    Carl, you have no evidence that the Vikings are a dirty team other than your own skewed impression of what Barr legally did to Rodgers and the fact that Sendejo got suspended. These are things that happen with every single team, even your beloved Packers. Logically, then, the Packers must be a dirty team if the Vikings are a dirty team.

    I do want to commend you, however, for sticking with your team even in the face of the tragedy of your one player getting hurt. We don’t see much of the usual suspects anymore. That bandwagon must be getting pretty lonely.
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    ya nothing from stella, zero, almighty (ask berman) crappage, shaggy, leroysbutler, filthy (better football for better people…HAHAHHAAHA)mcnisty. at least waffle, a-pees and carl (please keep posting carl) are showing up

  25. It’s funny. Packer fans can’t say anything about their QB being out as a reason for them losing. They so much want to…

  26. cribbage12 says:
    October 24, 2017 at 7:39 pm
    Matthews jumps up on Bridgewater’s shoulders from behind in an attempt to pile-drive Bridgewater into the turf with all of his weight on top of Teddy as they come down.

    //////////

    So leaving one’s feet (Barr) and pile driving with all his weight (Barr)into the ground (Barr) is dirty?

    I got you.

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    Barr’s tackle was textbook. It’s a bit different when Matthews made a very deliberate jump to get up onto someone’s shoulders.

    Maybe you should just take off the cheese-goggles. Wait, never mind- keep them on. It’ll help you deal with the blues in Green Bay.

  27. No, pkrlvr has been around, but it seems as though he’s dedicated the rest of his season to bashing Viking fans for their lack of sympathy for his All-world QB’s unfortunate fall. He’s conveniently forgotten about the thousands of posts we’ve had to endure from him and his brethren about our “glass QB’s”, Corey Stringer, collapsing bridges, and other garbage over the past few years.

  28. So leaving one’s feet (Barr) and pile driving with all his weight (Barr)into the ground (Barr) is dirty?

    My point exactly.. Making a tackle in a game of tackle football is so dirty!

  29. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    October 24, 2017 at 7:04 pm
    I didn’t say teams with a player that gets fined never win in the long run. I said dirty teams never win in the long run. We have 13 world championships, how many do you have? I’ll let you do the math. If you can.

    __________________________

    Q–How Many Packer fans does it take to change a lightbulb?
    A– 65,001. 1 to change the bulb and 65,000 to spend the rest of their lives talking about how good the old one was!

  30. Wow. An article about a vikings player that doesn’t even come close to mentioning anything about the Packers, yet every comment on here from a viking fan is about the Packers somehow. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the epitome of living rent-free inside your opponent’s fans’ heads.

  31. Oh how will the Vikings ever beat Cleveland without him? This is devastating I tell you…devastating!

  32. The league is trying to reduce head injuries, those kind of hits are the kinds the often lead to serious head injuries. They are trying to reduce these hits, and get players more aware fines, haven’t worked seemed to work as much, so now suspensions are being handed out more.

  33. If this hit was SO egregious and safety is SO important to the league, why don’t they make players strap up their helmets like it mattered?

  34. tic toc packers..rodgers turns 34 in a month and a half..next year he will be damn near 35 at this time..the sand is quickly running out of the hour glass. you aint gonna luck into a favre/rodgers combo lasting around 26 years. no way no how. get ready for the days of randy wright and jon hadl

  35. leatherface2012 says:
    October 24, 2017 at 8:51 pm
    tic toc packers..rodgers turns 34 in a month and a half..next year he will be damn near 35 at this time..the sand is quickly running out of the hour glass. you aint gonna luck into a favre/rodgers combo lasting around 26 years. no way no how. get ready for the days of randy wright and jon hadl
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    Your obsession with the Packers is disturbing, people said after Favre left they were done… well they weren’t…. and while its highly unlikely they will find a 3rd consecutive HOFer, it doesn’t mean they can’t go sign or trade for someone, or even draft a quality starter, besides QBs are playing WAY longer than they use to.

  36. This defense is beginning to take on the persona of that illegal New Orleans defense. That late hit against Aaron Rodgers should have been penalized. It’s as if the refs were against GB. Had that been Tom Brady everyone knows you would not be able to count the number of flags thrown on that play. The NFL has a BIG problem, with selective officiating…I can’t recall when I’ve seen it this bad. The game appears fixed…not a good look!

  37. Shaggy, you guys are NOT gonna trade for anyone significant at the QB position until you get a different GM. TT does not work that way! Welcome back to the 70s and 80s. The Purple People Eaters are in your rear view mirror. SKOL!!

  38. As far as I’m aware, the green bay packers are the only team to have the entire franchise suspended. It happened way back in the good old days. You know, the old days that pack fans are so proud of.

  39. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    October 24, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    In the long run, dirty teams never win.
    ////////////////////
    Well, let’s see;
    The Saints won,
    The Raiders won,
    the Steelers won,
    The Packers won,
    Hmm, is that because their uniforms were clean that day?

  40. And packer trolls I know you have nothing to look forward to this season now. But coming on Vikings stories saying this is a dirty team, when they aren’t. And Barr is a dirty player when he isn’t is beyond absurd. Get a new hobby.

  41. Disclaimer- Vikes fan…

    At the time of the play I thought that it was clean, and was a bang-bang kind of play. However, after really seeing the replays, I think this was justified. At least it’s only a week, and versus the Browns. Let’s hope that each team has enough players left on that disaster of a ‘field’, or ‘pitch’, or whatever you want to call it by halftime to even finish the game

  42. shaggytoodle, you do realize that TT doesn’t know what free agency is right? And what could he possibly trade that would be of any value to anyone? I suppose drafting a QB is an option, that’s how he found Hundley, right?

  43. It’s obvious why the league dropped the hammer swiftly and without mercy in this instance. Wallace used to play for the Vikings, and was a troublesime diva during his time there, like all his other teams. Well, Goodell and the NFL suits probably suspect that hit was some kind if bounty arrangement.

    Think about it.

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