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Broncos safety banned again

Compiled from Democrat-Gazette Press Services

The NFL suspended Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson four games without pay on Monday for repeated violations of the league’s playing rules intended to protect players. Jackson’s latest banishment stemmed from his hit on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs on Sunday night in Jackson’s first game back from his first suspension for an illegal hit on Packers tight end Luke Musgrave on Oct. 22. The 14th-year pro acknowledged upon his return from suspension last week that he couldn’t guarantee he’d keep from getting in the NFL’s crosshairs again for his overly aggressive play, and it didn’t take long for him to prove it. On the game’s third snap, Jackson led with the crown of his helmet on a third-and-1 run by Dobbs, jarring the ball loose. No flag was thrown and nickel cornerback Ja’Quan McMillian jumped on the loose ball at the Vikings 30yard line. Dobbs went straight to the medical tent but came right back out and didn’t miss any snaps. Jackson’s latest suspension will cost him $558,000 in lost paychecks.