The NFL has rescinded the one-game suspension of Ravens safety Ed Reed for repeated head shots on tackles during games. Instead, the league has decided to fine him $50,000 and allow him to play this weekend against San Diego.
Ted Cottrell, the hearing officer for Reed's NFL appeal, wrote a response to Reed in making the decision on Tuesday, one day after the suspension was announced by the league.
"I have determined that your actions were egregious and warrant significant discipline. However, I do not believe your actions were so egregious as to subject you to one-game suspension without pay," Cottrell wrote.
Reed's discipline was the result of another blow to the head, this time on Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Reed delivered a vicious hit to the head of Deion Branch during the Patriots-Ravens game on Sept. 23 in Baltimore.
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