Nigel Bradham may still be in danger of suspension from NFL

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: Malcolm Johnson /

Nigel Bradham isn’t completely out of the woods yet.

Before you throw a party based on the recent developments in the Nigel Bradham aggravated battery case, you might want to keep a couple of things in mind. Despite being offered a deferred prosecution deal, he still has to honor the terms of the arrangement. Bradham was charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm, which is a second degree felony. He still has to appear in court later this month in relation to a separate incident. There’s also the issue of meeting with one of the most staunch legal systems known to man, the National Football League.

Yes, ladies and gents the NFL plays by its’ own set of rules. It’s the only television product that’s broadcast on every major network. It’s become one of the most successful revenue streams we’ve ever seen in this country. Then there’s the NFL’s conduct policy.

The might NFL beats its’ chest once again.

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Despite what happens or what is decided in any player’s legal case, the NFL reserves the right to perform its’ own investigation. Normally, it does, and usually, the league’s findings aren’t favorable for the player in question. Bradham will be scheduled for a hearing with the NFL. Whatever occurs in said meeting will determine if a suspension is levied.

Based on what we’ve seen in the past from the league and its’ conduct policy, the Philadelphia Eagles linebacker is in danger of being suspended for up to six games.

Eagles fans may want to keep their fingers crossed for two reasons. One, Bradham was one of the team’s biggest contributors on defense during the 2016 season. Secondly, Jim Schwartz‘s defense is already relatively thin at the second level.

At the time of this writing, the Eagles have not issued a statement. We at Inside The Iggles will continue to keep you posted as this story develops.