NFL suspension of Bears LB Danny Trevathan after hit on Davante Adams reduced to 1 game
NEW YORK — The NFL suspension of Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan has been reduced from two games to one. This, for the helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams at Lambeau Field last Thursday, September 28th.
The NFL initially said Trevathan was suspended by the league for a violation of player safety rules. The hit resulted in Adams being taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a concussion.
Adams was taken off the field on a stretcher with about four minutes left in the third quarter on Thursday night, September 28th after getting hit in the head during a tackle by Trevathan. The game was delayed for about four minutes while medical personnel tended to Adams. He gave a thumbs-up signal as he was wheeled off the field.
On Tuesday, October 3rd, appeals officer Derrick Brooks, jointly appointed by the NFL and NFL Players Association, reduced the suspension.