Notable suspension under NFL’s personal conduct policy
Some notable player suspensions under the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy:
2022 – Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshan Watson suspended six games (Allegations of sexual assault and assault while playing for the Houston Texans).
2021 – Running back Darius Guice is suspended for six games (domestic violence).
2020 – Wide receiver Antonio Brown is suspended eight games (multiple violations of personal conduct policy).
2019 – Cleveland suspends Kareem Hunt for eight games (the attack was caught on video).
2019 – Seattle defensive lineman Jaron Reid is suspended for six games (attack charge).
2019 – Raiders guard Richie Incognito is suspended two games (disordered conduct).
2018 – Seattle linebacker Mychal Kendricks is suspended for eight games (insider trading).
2018 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is suspended three games (accused in 2016 of inappropriately touching a female Uber driver).
2018 – Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith is suspended four games (domestic violence).
2017 – The Dallas Cowboys, who run back Ezekiel Elliott, are suspended for six games (domestic violence).
2017 – Kicker Josh Brown suspended six games (domestic violence).
2017 – Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones suspended a game (attack). Jones was suspended for six games in 2008 and one season in 2007 (multiple violations of personal conduct policy).
2015 – Cowboys defensive Greg Hardy is suspended 10 games (domestic violence). Arbiter Harold Henderson later reduced the suspension to four games.
2014 – Baltimore running back Ray Rice suspended indefinitely (domestic violence).
2014 – Defensive lineman Alden Smith is suspended nine games (violating personal conduct policy and substance abuse policy). Also suspended in 2015 (violating the league’s substance abuse policy). reinstated in 2020.
2014 – The Vikings, who backed Adrian Peterson, are suspended indefinitely (child abuse case). Restored in 2015.
2010 – Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is suspended six games (accused of sexual assault by two women). The suspension was later reduced to four games by commissioner Roger Goodell.
2008 – Vikings offensive lineman Bryant McKinney is suspended four games (arrested on aggravated battery charge after a street brawl outside a nightclub).
2007 – Falcons quarterback Michael Vick suspended (dogfighting) indefinitely. Restored in 2009 by Commissioner Roger Goodell.
2007 – Bears defensive tackle Tank Johnson is suspended for eight games (gun charge).
2007 – Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry Jones is suspended eight games (multiple violations of personal conduct policy).
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