By Rayle King
Brandon Meriweather of the Washington Redskins was suspended by the NFL for a helmet to helmet hit on Tory Smith of the Baltimore Ravens on August 25.
The hit occurred last Saturday during a pre-season game between the two teams. The former pro bowl safety intends to appeal the two game suspension.
This is the second time that the NFL suspended Meriweather and the sixth time that a hit resulted in a fine. Last season, Meriweather appealed a two game suspension, which was later reduced to just one game.
The suspension has been criticized by other members of the Washington Redskins along with Tory Smith, who was the receiver that was hit by Meriweather.
With Roger Goodell as commissioner, specific hits has been enforced as illegal. This makes it difficult for hitters to avoid making an illegal hit on an opponent.