Tennessee Titans safety Michael Griffin was suspended one game Monday by the league for a repeat violation of NFL safety rules that prohibit hits to the head and neck area of a defenseless player.
The play in question was a hit on Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera during Sunday's win. Griffin's hit knocked Rivera's helmet off, and Rivera missed the rest of the contest with a concussion. This was the second violation by Griffin this season, and his fourth since 2011. All four violations were for striking defenseless players in the head and neck area.
Goldson successfully appealed a one-game suspension early in the season, but he was forced to serve his suspension when he violated the rules a second time. Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the suspension can be appealed within three business days. Griffin is entitled to an expedited hearing and decision in advance of Sunday's game.