On Friday, the NFL announced that Kansas City wide receiver Tyreek Hill would not be suspended for any games in 2019 following an investigation into alleged child abuse.
Jarran Reed, a standout defensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks, did not get the same treatment. The NFL has suspended Reed for the first six games of the 2019 season, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
Reed’s suspension stems from a 2017 incident that violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy, but he was not charged or arrested. In a statement released on Twitter, Reed apologized for his actions, but said he disagrees with the ultimate decision.
“While I totally disagree with the decision of the NFL, I still must accept it and take responsibility for the situation. I have learned from this and will do everything I can to make my friends, family, teammates, fans and the Seahawks proud of me moving forward.”
Reed is coming of a stellar 2018 season in which he recorded 10.5 sacks and 50 tackles. He started all 16 regular-season games on the defensive line.
He is entering the final year of his rookie deal. Seattle is +300 to win the NFC West this season, according to 5Dimes. The Rams are the -170 favorites in the NFC West. San Francisco is +470 and Arizona is a 30/1 longshot.
The Seahawks are -175 to miss the playoffs this season and their season win total is 8.5. They are 33/1 longshots to win the Super Bowl.
Reed is currently 100/1 to lead the NFL in sacks this season, but those chances are looking bleak after Monday’s news.
The Seahawks are a 9.5-point home favorites against Cincinnati in Week 1.