Not the Friday afternoon news dump you were looking for.
This is the press release that the Eagles sent out:
Statement by an NFL spokesperson:
“Nigel Bradham of the Philadelphia Eagles has been suspended without pay for the first game of the 2018 regular season for violating the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy. Bradham will be eligible to return to the Eagles’ active roster on Friday, September 7 following the team’s September 6 game against the Atlanta Falcons. Bradham is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.”
Philadelphia Eagles statement:
“We have been in contact with Nigel and the NFL regarding his suspension. We respect the league’s decision on this matter and we are disappointed that Nigel put himself in this position. Nigel has taken responsibility and expressed to us through his words and actions that he has learned from his mistake. We will continue to be supportive of him throughout this process.”
What did he do?
Bradham took to Twitter to explain that this is a result of the 2016 Miami incident where he reportedly struck a hotel worker:
I would like to apologize to my fans, coaches, teammates and the entire eagles organization for the 1 game suspension.This stems from a July 2016 incident and the matter is now resolved.I look forward to giving it my all this season and helping the team win another Championship
— Nigel Bradham (@NigelBradham_13) June 29, 2018
Seems odd to me that something from 2016 wouldn’t result in a suspension until now, but what do I know? The Birds released Mychal Kendricks this offseason so they’ll need another outside linebacker (or two) to link up with Jordan Hicks in the season opener against the Falcons.