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Trevathan's suspension reduced to one game

Posted Oct 3, 2017

The two-game suspension that Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan received for an illegal hit on Packers receiver Davante Adams last Thursday night has been reduced to one game by the NFL.

The two-game suspension that Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan received for an illegal hit on Packers receiver Davante Adams last Thursday night has been reduced to one game by the NFL.

Trevathan appealed the suspension, which came after the veteran linebacker delivered a helmet-to-helmet hit on Adams that drew a 15-yard penalty in the Bears' 35-14 loss in Green Bay.

Trevathan now will be eligible to return to the Bears' active roster next Tuesday, one day after the team's Monday night game against the Vikings at Soldier Field.

The NFL said that Trevathan violated Rule 12, Section 2, Article 6 (i), which starts that "there shall be no unnecessary roughness. This shall include, but will not be limited to: (i) using any part of a player's helmet or facemask to butt, spear, or ram an opponent violently or unnecessarily."

Speaking to reporters after the game, Trevathan expressed concern for Adams and stressed that he was not trying to hurt the Packers receiver.

"I was just trying to make a play," Trevathan said. "It wasn't intentional. I was just trying to hustle to the ball and do my job. Unfortunately, he ended up hurt. I'm sorry about that. I'm going to reach out to him and try to send him a message. We play a physical game, but you never wish that on anybody."