Here's a look at what other media outlets are saying about the one-game suspension for
for repeated violation of player safety rules.
• Mike Florio of NBCSports' ProFootballTalk believes the decision means
The punishment comes in response to Reed's third penalty for violating the rules protecting defenseless players in the past three seasons. It suggests that, if the league intends to be consistent, any player with three violations in a three-year window will receive a one-game suspension. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says that the suspension does not indicate the presence of a formula, and that every case will be handled based on its own facts and circumstances.
• ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley says
Ed Reed's repeated shots to the head and neck area of defenseless players have resulted in a tough blow for the Ravens. The one-game suspension of Reed comes when the Ravens can't afford to lose another valuable starter in their secondary.
• CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman thinks the suspension is
Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed is furious. I'm told practically the entire Ravens team is mad. Maybe they are right to be. Reed is not a dirty player, and he plays for one of the classiest, best-run organizations in all of sports -- from top to bottom. Yes, the Ravens are angry Reed has been suspended one game for three total head-shot hits.
But Reed and every other player needs to understand something: This is the new NFL. This is the 21st-century NFL.
In this new NFL, any shot at, or near, the head will be punished.
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