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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 1:00 am


Trevathan suspension cut in half

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Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan had his suspension for an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit reduced to one game through an appeal Tuesday, the NFL announced on Twitter.

Trevathan originally was suspended two games by the NFL on Saturday for his hit on Packers wide receiver Davante Adams, which the league said violated a rule against unnecessary roughness, including “using any part of a player's helmet or facemask to butt, spear, or ram an opponent violently or unnecessarily.”

Trevathan didn't practice Tuesday at Halas Hall as he went through the appeals process.

Appeals officer Derrick Brooks, who was jointly appointed by both the NFL and the players association, reduced the suspension to one game.

Trevathan will sit out Monday night against the Vikings and also will lose $117,647 of his salary this season.

Trevathan said Thursday night after the Bears' 35-14 loss to the Packers that the hit not intentional.

“I was just trying to make a play,” Trevathan said. “It wasn't intentional. I was just trying to hustle to the ball and do my job. Unfortunately, he wound up hurt. I'm sorry about that.”

Extra points

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Carolina signed three-time Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd to help fill in for veteran Kurt Coleman, who'll miss at least a month with a knee injury. The Panthers placed wide receiver Damiere Byrd on injured reserve.