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Revoking Pay for Suggs, Peters Risky

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ESPN made a big splash today with a concept that was first articulated here 12 days ago, the day after word emerged that Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs tore an Achilles tendon.

As we explained on May 4:  “If a player suffers any injury while doing anything away from the supervision of the team, the condition is regarded as a ‘non-football injury.’  As a result, the player’s team could choose to not pay the player until the injury has healed.”

It’s not a new concept, some discovery made while Mort was scouring through the fine print of the new CBA.  Injuries and illnesses occurring away from the team facility are “non-football injuries” or “non-football illnesses,” respectively.  And whether the team will pay ...

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