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Mack suspended one game for helmet-to-helmet hit on Ryan

Updated: September 16, 2008, 8:03 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie cornerback Elbert Mack was suspended one game without pay by the NFL on Tuesday for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

The league said the flagrant violation of player safety rules was the second in three games for the undrafted free agent, who was fined $5,000 for an unnecessary roughness foul against Houston Texans quarterback Alex Brink during the Bucs' preseason finale Aug. 28.

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