Danny Trevathan Suspended Two Games

The NFL’s review of Danny Trevathan‘s violent hit on Davante Adams resulted in the league suspending the Bears linebacker for two games.

Trevathan was penalized for the hit on Adams, one that sent the Packers wide receiver to the hospital, and he will miss time because of it. This is Trevathan’s first NFL suspension.

The sixth-year linebacker will have a chance to appeal, with the Bears’ next game not coming until next Sunday, and ESPN.com’s Dan Graziano tweets an appeal will be expected within three days. Either Derrick Brooks or James Thrash will hear Trevathan’s appeal, which the linebacker will do, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Thrash reduced Vontaze Burfict‘s suspension from five games to three, leading to the Bengals linebacker being set to debut Sunday.

NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan made the call to suspend Trevathan because of the “excessive” nature of the hit, a helmet-to-helmet blow that came after Adams’ progress was stopped as two other Bears were in on the tackle.

Should an appeal be denied, the 27-year-old inside ‘backer won’t be able to return to the Bears until Monday, Oct. 16. This suspension will leave the Bears without either of their preferred starting inside linebackers, with Jerrell Freeman already on IR. A third linebacker, Nick Kwiatkoski, also suffered an injury early this season, continuing Chicago’s health woes thus far in 2017.

Trevathan, who signed with the Bears last year after starting for John Fox in Denver as well, missed extensive time this offseason with a knee injury. He missed seven games during his first season with the Bears.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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10 comments on “Danny Trevathan Suspended Two Games

  1. justinept

    Will appeal and have it reduced to 1 game. That seems to be the standard operating procedure. Hit definitely deserved a suspension, though, for the reasons listed above. Head to head, excessive, and made after progress was stopped.

  2. Hannibal8us

    Really hope they don’t reduce his suspension mostly for his behavior after the hit. Not a fan of either team but this was one of the most disgusting and cheap hits I’ve seen since the NFL started cracking down on this garbage.

    • ray_derek

      And if you’re going to cheap shot, make it worth it, knock Rodgers out.

  3. sportsfan101

    Just goes to show how pathetic the NFL and how in the end they’ll do anything to help the NFL make money, fact domestic violence isn’t a min year ban alone proves NFL doesn’t wanna see stars sit bc it’ll lose teams and thus the NFL money. The day we replace goodell who operates on a monetary basis not based on what’s the right thing to do. Funny how a average person will face severe jail time for it but NFL players not only pay there way outta it but NFL doesn’t truly penalize them either, so why would any other issue also not see a significant penalty?

    • James7430

      It’s not like the NFL hasn’t tried. Every time they suspend someone (AP, Zeke) they just file a lawsuit to prevent the suspension from occurring and delay it for a ridiculous amount of time. Ray Rice is the only one that’s actually had serious consequences for violence in the past couple of years it seems.

      • Potpot106

        Zeke literally had less than zero evidence against him. It was all based on speculation and this is coming from an eagles fan

  4. NathanJR

    2 games is unacceptable. The NFL needs to remove the incentive for this type hit. Should have been reviewed during the game and ejected. And, anything short of the remaining season will mean these type hits will continue.

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