Meriweather suspended two games for helmet to helmet hit

Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:52pm EDT
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(Reuters) - Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was suspended for two games by the NFL on Monday for a helmet-to-helmet hit during Washington's pre-season game against Baltimore.

Meriweather hit Baltimore wide receiver Torrey Smith in the head on Saturday during a pre-season game, drawing a personal


Meriweather, who was also suspended last year for illegal hits against the Chicago Bears, has three days to appeal his current suspension.

The Redskins re-signed Meriweather to a one-year deal in the off-season.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)