Ed Reed suspended one game for violating NFL policy on hits to the head
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Ed Reed is suspended for one game for headhunting

11/19/12 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

November 18, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (88) catches a pass as he is hit by Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (20) during the second half of the game at Heinz Field. The Ravens won the game, 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIREThe Baltimore Ravens' all-world safety Ed Reed will be forced to sit out next week's game against the Chargers after the NFL decided that too many of his hits were targeting the head and neck area.

Reed was penalized for a hit against Emmanuel Sanders, which is just the latest in a string of vicious hits to the head and neck area that have resulted in player injuries over the years.

NFL Executive VP of Football Operations Ray Anderson had this to say:
"We cannot tolerate repeated violations of rules, especially rules related to player safety. We will continue to take the strongest possible action to deter these types of violations and protect our players."

Taylor Mays is the only other player to receive a similar suspension this year.

We'll see if Reed adjusts his playing style at all, or if he continues as usual. If he keeps it up, it could lead to longer, more costly penalties. This suspension will result in him losing out on a $423,000 game check.
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