Bears' Danny Trevathan has suspension reduced after appeal

Danny Trevathan’s suspension was cut in half, from two games to one, after an appeal, the NFL announced on Tuesday evening.

Michael Signora, a spokesman for the league, tweeted that appeals officer Derrick Brooks, who was jointly appointed by the NFL and NFL Players Association, made the decision.

Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams lays on the field after being hit in the head during by Chicago’s Danny Trevathan. (AP)

It is a surprise to see Trevathan’s punishment reduced as his brutal helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay receiver Davante Adams during last Thursday night’s game drew condemnation from all corners. Adams was taken off the field on a stretcher and taken to the hospital.

Trevathan has never been in trouble before for an illegal hit, so that may have played a factor in Brooks’ decision to halve the suspension. Trevathan also expressed regret for the hit.

Though he remains in concussion protocol, there is reportedly a chance Adams can play Sunday when Green Bay faces Dallas.