Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson has been suspended by the NFL for four games for hitting Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs during the game on Sunday night, as reported by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
Jackson has been suspended twice already this season for repeatedly striking opponents in the head illegally. The league’s player safety regulations were repeatedly broken, which is why the player was suspended.
He has been suspended without pay for repeated violations of playing rules implemented by the NFL intended to protect the health and safety of players.
The incident happened during Denver’s 21-20 victory. Jackson hit Joshua Dobbs in the facemask with his helmet during the opening possession. The ball was knocked loose by this powerful hit, forcing the Broncos to commit a forced turnover. They then took advantage of the blunder to score a successful field goal.
American football safety Kareem Jackson is currently an NFL player for the Denver Broncos and started his football career at the University of Alabama. Jackson was a major factor in the Crimson Tide’s 2009 national championship win. The Houston Texans selected him in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, indicating that they were impressed with his talents and potential.
Jackson, a defensive back known for his adaptability, has proven his skill at both cornerback and safety. He has been selected to three Pro Bowls during his career and was included on the 2010s NFL All-Decade Team. He also celebrated the Broncos’ victory in Super Bowl LIV.
Jackson signed a three-year, $34.5 million contract with the Denver Broncos in 2019 following an impressive nine seasons with the Texans. He made the successful switch from cornerback to safety in 2020, continuing to play a crucial part in the Broncos’ defensive line-up. He was nominated to the Pro Bowl four times in 2019 thanks to his steady play.