4 mins. ago - NFL to start suspending players for violent hits

Oct 19, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Arkansas Online

Suspensions will be in place for this weekend's games and could be handed out for hits that took place last Sunday, vice president of football operations Ray Anderson said Tuesday.

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“#12=MVP”

Since: Oct 10

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#1 Oct 19, 2010
I am all for the nitty gritty knockin people on their butt kind of football,but the helmet to helmet hits are getting to be a bit much. I dont know what their definition of "devastating hits" is, but i really like the suspensions for the helmet to helmet hits. Good call

“Captain Yesterday's the Future”

Since: Oct 10

New New York

#2 Oct 19, 2010
Good, glad to hear it. Head-hunting has no place in the sport - or in hockey, another sport with problems in that area.

Hard hitting, good tackling, clean play....let's see more of that. It should be a tough sport...not a violent one.
Brett Favre

Littleton, CO

#3 Oct 19, 2010
I hope they don't suspend me for my devastating hits with my incomplete passes pummeling the astro-turf
Robbie

Edenton, NC

#4 Oct 19, 2010
Harrison and Meriweather just got fined $75,000 and $50thousand respectively----too bad no suspensions.........

“Ave Satanas”

Since: Dec 06

Bratislava, Slovakia

#5 Oct 20, 2010
They just successfully ruined the game!

Bet they'll regret making this decision when ticket sales plummet.
Tony

Tampa, FL

#7 Oct 20, 2010
Gooddell and the owners will never be able to pull off a 20 or 22 game schedule if 1st string players are getting knocked out of the game at the rate 8-9 a week.

it all comes down to the money......
Robbie

Edenton, NC

#8 Oct 20, 2010
triple6vamp wrote:
They just successfully ruined the game!
Bet they'll regret making this decision when ticket sales plummet.
Go watch Australian football and you can see all the physical mayhem you want..........

“Ave Satanas”

Since: Dec 06

Bratislava, Slovakia

#9 Oct 21, 2010
I could see more devastating hits if I watched the puppy bowl on discovery channel...this move will come back and haunt the commissioner.
Pats Demoralized Suggs

United States

#10 Oct 21, 2010
triple6vamp wrote:
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“Ave Satanas”

Since: Dec 06

Bratislava, Slovakia

#11 Oct 21, 2010
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Tort9320g

Allentown, PA

#12 Jan 19, 2012
What's next, flag football ? This is why I started watching Rugby. This game is being ruined. My God, the old time players would have literally been thrown out of the league.

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#13 Jan 19, 2012
Tony wrote:
Gooddell and the owners will never be able to pull off a 20 or 22 game schedule if 1st string players are getting knocked out of the game at the rate 8-9 a week.

it all comes down to the money......
The helmet to helmet hits on the offensive skill positions cause the injuries to the league's marquee players. This is totally in line with the attempts to get to 20 games.
Better Judgement

Great Neck, NY

#14 Jan 19, 2012
How about taking it a sensible step further? I'm talking about a deliberate helmet-to-helmet hit sending a guy out for several games or the season. Let the perpetrator (and this is a criminal act we're talking about) sit out as long as the victime has to. Miss the same amoung of games. Only fair, don't you think? This should also apply to hockey, by the way.

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