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NFL cuts Broncos safety Kareem Jackson’s ban to 2 games following appeal

A four-game suspension for Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson was reduced to two games, the NFL announced Tuesday. Derrick Brooks, an appeals officer, reduced Jackson’s suspension for repeated violations of the league’s unnecessary roughness rules following an appeal by the defensive back.

NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan announced the initial suspension on Monday, after Jackson was tossed from Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers for a hit on rookie tight end Luke Musgrave.

During the play in question, Musgrave caught a pass, but as he came down with the ball and turned around, Jackson appeared to lower his head and make helmet-to-helmet contact. 

Broncos head coach Sean Payton said Jackson is a player who strives to “do the right thing.”

“I just know where he’s at as a player; we’ll keep working on that,” Payton said Monday. “I know he’ll keep working on it. He’s someone that’s smart and really wants to do the right thing. It’s one of the toughest parts of our game for the officials, for the players, for all of us involved of getting that to where it’s clear and easy. Sometimes, it’s just not.”

Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.

Chantz Martin is a sports writer for Fox News Digital.

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