Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham

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Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham suspended for season opener against Falcons

Bradham was suspended for violating the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy.

June 29, 2018 - 6:01 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham has been suspended for the season opener against the Atlantic Falcons, the NFL announced on Friday. 

The suspension stems from an incident in 2016 in which Bradham was accused of assaulting an employee at a Miami hotel.

Bradham took to Twitter to apologize for the suspension.

The Eagles released the following statement regarding the suspension:

“We have been in contact with Nigel and the NFL regarding his suspension. We respect the league’s decision on this matter and we are disappointed that Nigel put himself in this position. Nigel has taken responsibility and expressed to us through his words and actions that he has learned from his mistake. We will continue to be supportive of him throughout this process.”

Bradham is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games. He will be eligible to return to the Eagles’ active roster on Friday, September 7 following the team’s September 6 game against the Falcons.