The Brewers Get To Keep Ryan Braun's $3.4 Million

Let's talk silver linings. It is not the worst time for Ryan Braun to be suspended. The Brewers are out of the playoff race, and Braun could use the time to heal up from nagging injuries. Where he really gets hurt, though, is the "unpaid" part of his suspension—millions of dollars, down the drain. But where's it going? » 7/23/13 2:41pm 7/23/13 2:41pm

The Rockets Suspended Royce White, Who Apparently Wasn't Already…

The Rockets suspended Royce White today for "refusing to provide services" required by his contract, something that White has been staunchly refusing to do roughly since the season began. He's spent the last few months on the inactive list after repeatedly declining to play for the Rockets D-League affiliate; the last… » 1/06/13 2:45pm 1/06/13 2:45pm

Ed Reed Will Not Be Suspended After All

Yesterday, the NFL announced that Ravens safety Ed Reed would be suspended one game for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders. But after further review, that decision has been changed. The league just released a statement that says Reed is good to go for Sunday's game against the Chargers: » 11/20/12 4:05pm 11/20/12 4:05pm

NFL Slaps Ed Reed With One-Game Suspension

In the third quarter last night, Ravens safety Ed Reed drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for this helmet-to-helmet hit on defenseless Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who didn't even bother to fake an injury. This being Reed's third such violation in three seasons (and second this year), Merton Hanks's… » 11/19/12 5:25pm 11/19/12 5:25pm

Awesome DeMarcus Cousins Suspended Two Games For Trash-Talking…

It started as two players—DeMarcus Cousins and Tim Duncan—battling it out in the trenches, but Sean Elliott, now a color commentator for the Spurs and obviously an objective analyst to the bitter end, jumped in to defend his beleaguered teammate. After scoring on Duncan twice and drawing a foul on a third posession,… » 11/11/12 7:30pm 11/11/12 7:30pm

Saints Players' Bountygate Suspensions Overturned On Appeal

The NFLPA, arguing on behalf of four members of the Saints who were suspended for their roles in New Orleans' bounty scandal, was actually fighting the war on two fronts. There was one lawsuit in federal court, and a second, quieter appeal to a three-member panel, challenging Goodell's jurisdiction in issuing the… » 9/07/12 3:55pm 9/07/12 3:55pm

Melky Cabrera Cooked Up A Phony Website To Try To Beat His Suspension

The New York Daily News has discovered that in an effort to beat the rap on his 50-game suspension, Melky and his "associates" devised a scheme that included purchasing a website for $10,000, making this website appear to sell a fake product and pretending Melky purchased and used the product, unaware that it contained… » 8/19/12 9:49am 8/19/12 9:49am

A Commemorative GIF Of Brett Lawrie's "Unlucky" Helmet Spike That Hit…

Blue Jays infielder Brett Lawrie will sit out the next four games after throwing a tantrum on home plate umpire Bill Miller during the ninth inning of Toronto's game against Tampa Bay. "It took a bad hop and hit him totally by accident," stated Lawrie, who appealed the suspension though he does plan to apologize to… » 5/17/12 2:15pm 5/17/12 2:15pm

MLB Pitcher Suspensions: Embarrassing, Or Just Useless?

Benches cleared twice in Kansas City on Saturday, with Jonathan Sanchez hitting Shin-Soo Choo, and Indians starter Jeanmar Gomez leading off the next half-inning by drilling Mike Moustakas in the lower back. There was the requisite pushing and shoving and tough talking, and the Indians won in extra innings, and Bruce… » 4/19/12 9:35am 4/19/12 9:35am

How To Earn A One-Game Suspension In The NHL Playoffs

Attack and repeatedly punch a defenseless player. Jump into a scuffle and pound on a defenseless player from behind, and pull his hair. Take runs at two separate players, ringing two bells on one shift. Give a cross-check shove to a player's face after he tripped your team's star. » 4/18/12 11:50am 4/18/12 11:50am

On NHL Suspensions And Eggshell Skulls

Shea Weber shoves Henrik Zetterberg's head into the glass: fine, no suspension. Byron Bitz hits Kyle Clifford from behind, sending him into the boards: two-game suspension. Matt Carkner sucker punches Brian Boyle, continuing to hit him after he goes down: one-game suspension. Carl Hagelin elbows Daniel Alfredsson in… » 4/16/12 10:25am 4/16/12 10:25am