Remember when Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan egregiously hit Davante Adams, who was obviously wrapped up and not progressing forward, helmet on helmet?
Sure you do.
Remember when we were outraged because that piece of shit wasn’t thrown out of the game against the Green Bay Packers?
Trevathan was suspended two games for the act. Until he wasn’t…
Naturally, Trevathan appealed the suspension. And on Tuesday, it was reduced to one game.
Look, it’s not just because he plays for the Chicago Bears. Just have a look at the unnecessary nature of this. And forget about the brutal nature of it for a moment. The offensive player was effectively stopped — wasn’t going anywhere — and the hit was clearly one where the defender lowered and led with his helmet directly into the opposing player’s helmet. And as Shawn pointed out — he then celebrated knocking the guy out.
Davante Adams' helmet warped when it was hit. It's scary to see a player go down like that, hopefully he'll be okay. pic.twitter.com/5GpCtVTx3X
— NFL Access (@NFL_Access) September 29, 2017
So what’s the message?
NFL suspensions aren’t really as they appear. You can egregiously break the rules — the rules of player safety, which the league is supposedly trying to enforce — and not really have to worry about anything.
One game for knocking a guy out on an illegal hit and then celebrating it.
Seems totally legit, NFL.