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|The Titans' Michael Griffin was suspended for a game after a hit on the Raiders' Mychal Rivera.|
“The suspension was imposed by NFL Vice President of Football Operations MERTON HANKS. Griffin may not practice this week nor play in the Titans’ game this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. He may not participate in any football activities with the team during the suspension. Griffin will be reinstated on Monday, December 2.
Griffin was penalized for unnecessary roughness in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders for delivering a blow to the head of a defenseless receiver, Oakland tight end MYCHAL RIVERA.
The violation was Griffin’s second this season and fourth since 2011, all for striking defenseless players in the head and neck area.
"Just want to say I apologize to the fans, organization, and teammates. I also apologize to Rivera. I was just trying to do my job but ended [u]p costing my team. Don't know what else to do except for appeal. Again I apologize."