The NFL announced Saturday thatRedskins S Brandon Meriweather‘s two-game suspension has been upheld.
Brandon Meriweather’s 2-game suspension upheld by appeals officer Ted Cottrell. Cottrell is jointly appointed by NFL & NFLPA
— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) August 30, 2014
- This is the sixth suspension of Meriweather’s career.
- Brian McIntyre notes that if Meriweather’s suspension stands, it would cost him $100,588.
Meriweather will not be permitted to attend press conferences, appear at either of the team’s first two games, or have contact with club personnel outside treatment, according to the NFL release.
Meriweather, 30, re-signed with Washington back in March. He received a one-year contract worth $1 million contract, which included a $145,000 signing bonus.
Last year, he appeared in 13 games and recorded 69 tackles, one sakc, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a recovery. Pro Football Focus had Meriweather rated as the No. 77 safety in the league out of 86 qualifying players in 2013.