Danny Trevathan’s Suspension Reduced to 1 Game Following Appeal

Danny Trevathan won't have to miss out two games since his suspension for unnecessary hit on Davante Adams was reduced to 1 game.

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After NFL issued a two-game suspension to Danny Trevathan of the Chicago Bears for an unnecessary and violent hit on Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams, the suspension was reduced to just 1 game. Appeals officer Derrick Brooks, jointly appointed by NFL & NFLPA, has made the decision.

The incident happened in the third quarter of the Packers vs. Bears game when Davante Adams caught a pass and was in the hands of Bears’ defenders, with play looking over. At that point, Trevathan drilled his helmet into Adams and knocked him down. Davante Adams ended up in the hospital and was diagnosed with a concussion.

“I saw the hit. It wasn’t intentional. Not at all. I wasn’t trying to break his neck. I was trying to make a play. He was trying to get into the end zone. My speed picked up and I just tried to make a tackle.” – Trevathan tried to explain his actions.

Danny Trevathan played college football at Kentucky, where he led the Southeastern Conference in tackles in 2010. He was named All-American and All-SEC by various national organizations in the same year. Trevathan considered entering the 2011 NFL Draft, but choose to return to Kentucky for his final season. After entering the 2012 NFL Draft, he was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 6th round with the 188th overall pick.
In his rookie season, Trevathan led the Broncos with 125 tackles, advancing to the Super Bowl where he once again led the team in tackles. In 2014 season, he missed the first 5 weeks with the fractured left kneecap. After a successful 2015 season with the Broncos, in which he helped the team to win the Super Bowl, Trevathan decided to sign $24.5 million, 4-year deal with the Chicago Bears. Trevathan’s NFL career stats include 377 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 24 pass deflections, 5 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles and 1 touchdown.

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