The NFL suspended Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jarran Reed six games to open the 2019 season, an infraction for which he says he disagrees with.
In a statement shared on his Twitter account, Reed wrote:
“I apologize to those close to me including my family, the entire Seattle Seahawks organization and fans of the team for putting myself in a position where I could be disciplined by the NFL. While I totally disagree with the decision of the NFL, I still must accept it and take responsibility for the situation. I have learned from this and will do everything I can to make my friends, family, teammates, fans and the Seahawks proud of me moving forward.”
Reed was suspended for violating the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy. The suspension stems from an incident in 2017. A woman accused him of assaulting her, which led to an investigation by the Bellevue Police Department. However, no arrest was made, and Reed never faced any charges.