Thomas Davis suspended two games for hit, will appeal
Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will be suspended for his head shot on Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams during Sunday’s game, the NFL announced on Monday.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Thomas will file an appeal.
Panthers’ LB Thomas Davis is being suspended two games, per sources. He will appeal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 18, 2017
Thomas targeted Adams’ head after a turnover in Carolina’s win over Green Bay, and the wide receiver ended up leaving the game with a concussion.
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) December 17, 2017
It’s interesting that Davis got hit with a two-game ban, as Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was suspended one game earlier this month for a similar illegal block. However, the NFL said in a statement that Davis being a repeat offender was taken into consideration:
Thomas Davis has been suspended 2 games for violation of safety-related playing rules pic.twitter.com/nJfRUjn61m
— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) December 18, 2017