NFL Network Suspends Analyst 6 Months Without Pay For ‘Put Bounty on Ezekiel Elliott’ Comments


Earlier this week, the NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger stated on 97.5 The Fanatic that if he was the Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, he would put a bounty on the head on Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott.

“And I just want you guys to have the same amount of … I want you guys to be irked like I am. I want you to go to bed tonight thinking about this guy, and how pretty he is, and how good he is, because all these backs are the same. They’re all pretty, and they’re all special, and they do all these commercials until they just get tattooed.”

“Until you just pound them into the turf. Until you just drill ‘em. Until their head hurts. So that bumble bee is flying around in their helmet, so he just didn’t know how hard he just got blasted.”

“This is the guy that we gotta hurt. This is the guy that we gotta take out of the game. There’s got to be 10 guys that want to hurt him every single play. In fact, we may even put a little bounty on Ezekiel Elliott. Let’s get to [backup] Alfred Morris.”

Those comments were not only shocking, but also way over the line for his employer.  So the NFL Network has suspended Baldinger six months without pay, according to Sporting news.


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