Official: Players to be held responsible

Updated: October 19, 2010, 4:25 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NFL football operations executive Ray Anderson told ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" that the league will hold players accountable under a "strict liability" standard for illegal hits to the head and neck starting with games this week, saying the league will not apologize for trying to protect players' safety.

The NFL will immediately begin suspending players for dangerous and flagrant hits, particularly those involving helmets.

"We are trying to get our players ...

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