Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan suspended two games

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: Danny Trevathan
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: Danny Trevathan /

After a hard hit on Thursday Night Football, Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan has been suspended for two games.

The suspension we have all been expecting has been handed down by the NFL. Linebacker Danny Trevathan was informed by the league that he has been suspended for the next two games. However, according to sources, an appeal is expected to come.

Given that the Bears do not play for over a week, there is a chance that the appeal could be completed in the next week, and that Trevathan will be out in Week five against the Minnesota Vikings and Week six at the Baltimore Ravens. At the very latest he will be out for weeks six and seven.

This is pretty much an open and shut case. The receiver did not put his head down into the hit. The receiver was also wrapped up and Trevathan was just coming in to finish him off. He went high, he used his helmet, there will be little to point to in an appeal.

The only thing he can say that there is little to no precedent. This is the first year of the rule, and only one player has been suspended so far. However, given the hit by Vontaze Burfict that saw him get suspended for three games, Trevathan may actually feel lucky that his suspension was not worse.

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Trevathan was coming back from a torn patellar tendon this season and it looked like he was just getting his feet back. He recorded 13 tackles on Thursday against the Packers.