Redskins' Meriweather Suspended for 2 Games for Violating Safety Rules

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Redskins' Meriweather Suspended for 2 Games for Violating Safety Rules
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Safety BRANDON MERIWEATHER of the Washington Redskins has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the regular season for his sixth violation of unnecessary roughness rules relating to hits to defenseless players and impermissible use of the helmet. In the second quarter of the Redskins' August 23 game against the Baltimore Ravens, Meriweather made forcible contact to the head and neck area of a defenseless player (Torrey Smith) on a pass play.

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