(NEW YORK) — Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays has been suspended for one game and fined $500,000 by the NFL for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub during last Sundays’ game.
Mays is appealing the suspension and will have his case heard before the Broncos play Oakland on Sunday.
The Broncos are already thin at linebacker with Nate Irving trying to comeback from a concussion and D.J. Williams being suspended the first six games of the season due to his violating of the league’s banned substance policy.
So far this season, Mays has recorded 10 tackles and a half a sack.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN