- Meriweather’s case was heard by officer Ted Cottrell
Meriweather’s suspension will cost him $70,588 of his $1.2 million base salary for the 2013 season. This is just another example of the NFL reducing the initial sentence handed out to a player.
Last year, Ed Reed has his suspension reduced to no games and the same happened with Buccaneers S Dashon Goldson earlier this year.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 21, 2013
- Schefter adds that the exact discipline still is being decided.
Meriweather has already received a $42,000 fine this season for a hit on Packers rookie RB Eddie Lacy. On top of that, Meriweather has received fines of $45,000 in 2011 and another $50,000 for a hit in 2010, so it’s to the point where a suspension is likely the next course of action from the league.
Meriweather was flagged for personal foul after he collided with Bears WR Alshon Jeffery on a helment-to-helmet.
“I feel every hit I took was a legal hit,” he said, via ESPN.com. “I wasn’t trying to be dirty. I wasn’t trying to hurt nobody. I didn’t lead with, lunge with my head. I used my shoulders like they told me to do.”