Eagles Linebacker Nigel Bradham Suspended for First Game of Season

Eagles Linebacker Nigel Bradham has been suspended for the first game of the 2018 season.
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Eagles Linebacker Nigel Bradham has been suspended for the first game of the 2018 season.

The news was first reported by ESPN's Field Yates.

Bradham responded to the report with a tweet, saying the incident "stemmed from a July 2016 incident and the matter is now resolved."

The 28-year-old was charged with aggravated assault after he turned himself in to Miami police in July 2016, according to ESPN. Bradham assaulted a hotel employee, striking the victim without provocation. 

Bradham helped Philadelphia win its first Super Bowl LII with a 41–33 victory over the Patriots.

The Eagles host the Falcons on Sept. 6 for their opening game. He'll be back for the team's second game of the year in Tampa Bay.