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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:06 am    Post subject: Erik Walden's probable suspension UPDATE** 1 Game Susp Reply with quote

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/11/17/league-realizes-walden-should-have-been-ejected/

Looks like he will indeed get suspended based on 3 instances mentioned in this article.

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The question now becomes whether Walden will be suspended. That decision will be made as soon as Monday by Merton Hanks, who metes out the discipline on matters of this nature. Then, any suspension will be subject to appeal to either Matt Birk or Ted Cottrell, who are independently appointed and paid by the NFL and the NFLPA for matters of this nature.

It’s unclear what Hanks will do, but consider this precedent.

1. Earlier this year, Hanks suspended Texans defensive lineman Antonio Smith for two preseason games and Week One of the regular season after removing the helmet of Dolphins guard Richie Incognito and swinging it at his face. (Smith apparently did not make contact.) The conduct occurred after the play ended.

2. In 2011, Hanks suspended Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for two games after he stomped on the arm of Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith. The conduct occurred after the play ended.

3. There’s also a comparable act that occurred on the field where Walden applied the helmetless head butt to Walker. In 2006, former Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth removed the helmet of Cowboys center Andre Gurode and stomped on his head with a cleat. Haynesworth received a five-game suspension. Again, the conduct occurred after the play ended.

A suspension is possible for Walden. Given that the conduct occurred after the play and that it involved contact with a player’s head (at a time when the NFL is obsessed with protecting the thing inside it), Walden could be suspended for multiple games.

We’ll all find out more about it on Monday or Tuesday.

But of course as a Titan's fan suggested Thursday in the NFL Gen GDT, the league loves the Colt's too much so he won't get suspended. PHEW!! We got away with one.

**Edit** 1 game suspension
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/11/18/report-walden-gets-a-one-game-suspension/
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It really dont compare it to any of those incidents IMO. It was pretty dirty though, and not something I endorse in any of our players.

However I think he will should probably get a 1 game suspension.

Maybe we should bring Caesar Rayford back, I believe the Cowboys cut him this week.

Werner can step in and play upon any potential suspension.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's being reported that Walden got a 1 game suspension. Wondering if he'll appeal the suspension play against Ariz, and miss Titans v2.0.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stallyns wrote:
It's being reported that Walden got a 1 game suspension. Wondering if he'll appeal the suspension play against Ariz, and miss Titans v2.0.


Im sure he will appeal it, maybe even get it dropped to a fine?

I dont like that he did it, but it really never was on the same level as some of those examples listed.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walden is appealing

http://www.wthr.com/story/24014831/2013/11/19/walden-appealing-suspension-for-head-butt

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Walden is requesting an expedited appeals hearing and decision. The appeal would be heard and decided by either Matt Birk or Ted Cottrell, the hearing officers jointly appointed and compensated by the NFL and players union to decide such appeals.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wayne87reggie wrote:
Walden is appealing

http://www.wthr.com/story/24014831/2013/11/19/walden-appealing-suspension-for-head-butt

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Walden is requesting an expedited appeals hearing and decision. The appeal would be heard and decided by either Matt Birk or Ted Cottrell, the hearing officers jointly appointed and compensated by the NFL and players union to decide such appeals.
Matt Birk upheld Walden's suspension and Ted Cottrell upheld Goldson's
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stallyns wrote:
wayne87reggie wrote:
Walden is appealing

http://www.wthr.com/story/24014831/2013/11/19/walden-appealing-suspension-for-head-butt

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Walden is requesting an expedited appeals hearing and decision. The appeal would be heard and decided by either Matt Birk or Ted Cottrell, the hearing officers jointly appointed and compensated by the NFL and players union to decide such appeals.
Matt Birk upheld Walden's suspension and Ted Cottrell upheld Goldson's


that sure was expedited Laughing
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