NFL Turning Helmet-to-Helmet Hits on Head

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An initial response to Ed Reed's one-game suspension this week was a shrug. It didn't really matter, anyway. His Baltimore Ravens are playing the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.


It got sillier as other reactions poured in.


Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston, a veteran NFL reporter and commentator, lost his grip a tad when he wrote that this was detrimental to Reed's ability to take care of his family. The fine for the one-game suspension, were it to hold up, was hefty, no doubt. But the $423,529 Reed was to lose would still leave him with a remaining annual salary of $6,776,471.

Clearly, even with the price of junk food likely to increase with the departure of Hostess Twinkies, Reed would be still able to feed his...

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