The National Football League is giving us its weekly Friday offseason news dump. Following reports that Indianapolis Colts running back Robert Turbin was suspended the first four games of the 2018 season, comes this piece of news out of Philadelphia.
According to multiple media reports, star Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham has been suspended for the first game of the 2018 season.
During the 2016 calendar year, Bradham was arrested twice for felony assault. This is the reason for said suspension.
#Eagles LB Nigel Bradham’s one-game suspension stems from a July 2016 incident involving a hotel worker in South Beach, source said.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 29, 2018
Since then, he’s turned his life around off the field and has become an important cog for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Last season saw the 28-year-old backer record 88 tackles and eight passes defended in 15 games (all starts). This netted him a whopping five-year, $40 million extension with Philadelphia back in March.