Meriweather appealing suspension
ASHBURN, Va. (AP)
Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather is appealng his two-game suspension for a pair of helmet-first hits, reports FOX Sports Insider Alex Marvez. The appeal will be heard Wednesday by a neutral arbitrator.
Meriweather can appeal the suspension. If he does, a hearing will be held before the Broncos game.
Meriweather was flagged for personal fouls on defenseless receivers in the third and fourth quarters of Sunday's 45-41 win over the Chicago Bears.
In issuing the suspension, the league cited Meriweather's status as a repeat offender. He was fined $42,000 for a helmet-first hit on Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy in Week 2.
Meriweather may not participate in any football activities with the team during the suspension.