Oft-disciplined Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was suspended yet again this past week for his dangerous hit on Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith, his sixth violation of NFL player safety rules.
Meriweather's appeal was denied Saturday, meaning that he will miss the first two games of the season against the Texans and Jaguars. Once the league's decision came down, teammates DeAngelo Hall and Ryan Clark took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.
Preseason sucks. They want to act like that. I'll be damn if I play another preseason game. For what? Get suspended for a meaningless game
— DeAngelo Hall (@DeAngeloHall23) August 30, 2014
How do you convince a person that says you wrong from the get go. The appeal process Is a joke. Guilty until I feel like you're innocent...
— DeAngelo Hall (@DeAngeloHall23) August 31, 2014
Game for $1,000 dollars that won't count on you record can cost you two regular season games & pay! Yep, makes total sense!!
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) August 31, 2014
Clark in particular has been critical of commissioner Roger Goodell in the past. In May, Clark criticized Goodell for how he was handling the situation involving Colts owner Jim Irsay, who was arrested in March for allegedly operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Meanwhile, Smith actually defended Meriweather on Twitter in a response to former wide receiver Plaxico Burress, saying that he did not believe that Meriweather should have been suspended for the hit. Yet the NFL saw it differently.
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