A little more than a year after he was fined $500,000 by the league for a hit on a helmet-to-helmet hit on Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is expected to receive a suspension of five games or less for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Bryant, who has never been suspended before, was cited on Sept. 6 by NFL vice president of personnel Paul Tagliabue for his second violation of the league policy.
Tagliacabue also cited the two previous violations in the same report, which was released last week.
The first violation was in April 2016, when he was cited for punching the head of Texans defensive tackle D.J. Swearinger in the face after the two collided in the end zone.
Bryant was fined the same amount for his hit on Claibors helmet, and was also fined $100,000 for his helmet-penalty on the Cowboys quarterback in Week 17.
Brysher was cited again for violating his personal conduct in the past two weeks, when Tagliadz wrote that Bryant violated the personal conduct code after a Jan. 23 fight with Cowboys wideout Josh McCown.
He was fined for violating that code in January.
In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, Dez Bryan celebrates his team’s first drive with an interception of Ryan Switzer of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Bryan, who had a rough week after the Jan. 27 incident, was fined an additional $50,000.
The second violation came in the first week of September, when Bryant was cited in a Nov. 4 game against the Washington Redskins for throwing his helmet into the turf of the goalpost during a third-quarter score.
Bryan, who was also cited in that game, was also penalized $50.00 for throwing the helmet into play.
The Cowboys suspended Bryant for the first game of the season on Sept., 24, and have not suspended him since.
He will be eligible to return to the lineup on Oct. 4 against the San Diego Chargers.