NFL Network Analyst Suspended Six Months For Suggesting Eagles Put Bounty on Cowboys Player
An NFL Network analyst suggested that the Philadelphia Eagles put a bounty on Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. And now, he’s being forced to serve a lengthy suspension.
The Sporting News reports that Brian Baldinger has been suspended for six months without pay for comments that he made on a Philadelphia radio station.
“(Elliott) is the guy that that we’ve got to hurt,” Baldinger told 97.5 The Fanatic. “This is the guy that we’ve got to take out of the game. There’s got to be 10 guys that want to hurt him every single play. In fact, we may even put a little bounty on Ezekiel Elliott.”
“This is the guy you’ve got to take out. That’s the guy you’ve got to eliminate.”
The NFL was not likely to take kindly to those comments on its own network after the Bountygate scandal, in which New Orleans Saints players received cash bonuses for injuring their opponents.
The Sporting News adds that Baldinger’s six-month suspension is beleived to be the longest in the network’s history.
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