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Joe Mays' 1-game ban was with pay

Updated: September 30, 2012, 2:48 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays' one-game suspension for his helmet-to-helmet hit last week on Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is with pay, which surprised and disappointed NFL executives.

The same executives said they hadn't heard of a suspension with pay before, and they said it smacks of being a public relations ploy.

Players are usually suspended without pay. Mays was fined $50,000 but, since he makes $205,882 per week, he will make $155,882 on Sunday.

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