Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan was handed a two-game suspension by the NFL after the league reviewed his hit on Packers wide receiver Davante Adams during Thursday Night Football. That suspension has been reduced to one game on appeal, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Trevathan’s appeal was heard by Derrick Brooks, who was appointed jointly by the NFL and NFLPA to oversee the situation.
The hit on Adams sent the wide receiver to the hospital. Adams’ forward progress had been stopped by Trevathan’s teammates, and Trevathan came in for the hit anyway, lowering his head and making helmet-to-helmet contact with Adams. Adams appeared to be knocked unconscious, and he was carried off the field on a stretcher. He was diagnosed with a concussion and remained hospitalized overnight.
Trevathan was flagged for the hit, and the Bears received a 15-yard penalty. Under the current league rules, Trevathan could have been ejected from the game, and it would have been justified in this case.
But Trevathan will serve a one-game suspension for the hit, so he’ll miss the Bears’ Monday night matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.