Brian Baldinger suspended six months by NFL Network for bounty comments
NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger has been suspended six months from his role after telling a local radio station that the Eagles should put a bounty on anyone trying to stop Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott, according to ProFootballTalk.
Baldinger's suspension is without pay.
“This is the guy that we’ve got to take out of the game,” Baldinger said on Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Fanatic. “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.”
Baldinger, a former NFL offensive lineman, played for the Cowboys from 1982 to 1987 and then the Eagles in 1992 and 1993.
The Eagles limited Elliott to 96 yards, his fewest since Week 2. He has 799 yards and five touchdowns on the season.
The NFL has strengthened its stance against bounties after a scandal involving the New Orleans Saints from 2009–2011.