Broncos' Jackson banned 4 games for Dobbs hit

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Nov 20, 2023, 06:23 PM ET

Denver Broncos information Kareem Jackson has been suspended without wage for 4 games for repeated violations of subordinate information rules.

Jackson's latest infraction came connected Sunday, his archetypal crippled backmost aft serving a two-game suspension for violating subordinate information rules. It came connected a deed connected Minnesota Vikings backmost Joshua Dobbs that created a turnover. Jackson was not penalized connected the play.

Jackson would forfeit $558,889 successful wage if the four-game suspension stands. It is not instantly known if Jackson plans to appeal.

"With 13:38 remaining successful the archetypal quarter, you were progressive successful a play that the League considers a superior usurpation of the playing rules. The video of the play shows that you lowered your caput and made forcible interaction to Vikings backmost Josh Dobbs. You had an unobstructed way to your hostile and the amerciable interaction could person been avoided," NFL vice president of shot operations Jon Runyan wrote successful a missive to Jackson.

"Illegal acts that are flagrant and jeopardize the information of players volition not beryllium tolerated. The League volition proceed to accent enforcement of the rules that prohibit utilizing your helmet to marque forcible interaction with your opponent. On the play successful question, you lowered your caput and delivered a forceful stroke to the enarthrosis and head/neck country of an hostile erstwhile you had clip and abstraction to debar specified contact. You could person made interaction with your hostile wrong the rules, yet you chose not to."

Jackson was suspended for 4 games aft Week 7 pursuing a deed to Green Bay Packers choky extremity Luke Musgrave for which helium was ejected. That suspension was reduced to 2 games aft an appeal. He forfeited $279,444 successful wage with the two-game suspension.

Before that suspension, Jackson had been fined 4 times this play for unnecessary roughness -- for a full of $89,670.

He was besides ejected from a Week 2 nonaccomplishment to the Washington Commanders aft a deed connected choky extremity Logan Thomas.

He volition beryllium eligible to instrumentality to the Broncos' progressive roster pursuing Denver's Week 15 crippled against the Detroit Lions. He would miss games against the Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Los Angeles Chargers and Lions if the suspension stands.