Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson had a vicious hit on rookie tight end Luke Musgrave during Sunday’s game. Jackson was ejected but the question remained of whether the league would punish him further. The NFL came down with a hefty punishment, suspending Jackson for four games.
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NFL Suspends Denver Broncos Kareem Jackson For Four Games
This suspension takes into account past offenses. This is the second time that Jackson has been ejected for a hit this season and the season is only seven weeks old. The statement by the league had this to say.
“On the play in question, you delivered a forceful blow to the head/neck area of a defenseless receiver, when you had the time and space to avoid such contact. You could have made contact with your opponent within the rules, yet you chose not to.”
As a result, Jackson will now miss the next four games. As a part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Jackson can appeal the suspension. These are the types of hits that the NFL is trying to eliminate. While Musgrave doesn’t seem to have a head/neck injury, he was seen walking with a boot after the game which is concerning.
Hopefully, Luke Musgrave Is Okay
The good news about ankle injuries is they are less scary than head/neck injuries. Head/neck injuries can end careers which Packers fans are all too familiar with. Sterling Sharpe and Nick Collins had their careers cut short because of neck injuries. While an ankle injury is not great for the short term, it likely will not end the career of the rookie. Still, hits like this are too risky and something that the NFL is trying to remove from the game. This causes them to come down very hard, especially on repeat offenders.
The Denver Broncos will be without Kareem Jackson for the next four games. For the Packers, hopefully Luke Musgrave can continue his recovery and be back on the field in no time.
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Luke Musgrave played college football at Oregon State University Athletics. He was a part of the football team at Oregon State University. He is known for his contributions to the team during his college years.
Luke Musgraves' father is Doug Musgrave, who was a two-year letterwinner at Oregon as a quarterback from 1991 to 1992.
Luke Musgrave plays for the Green Bay Packers as a tight end. As he prepares for his first regular-season game, he shares his expectations and excitement. Being a part of the Packers, Musgrave brings his skills and dedication to contribute to the team's success. His presence on the field adds depth to the Packers' offense.