Texans Head Coach explains NFL suspends Texans’ 30-year-old star for 3 games as he hits on a crucial incident…

The NFL has suspended Texans linebacker Perryman for three games for repeated violation of player safety rules.

Perryman’s latest infraction was a helmet-to-helmet hit to Bengals star wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase with 4:07 remaining in Sunday’s game, for which he received an unnecessary roughness penalty.

“You lowered your head and delivered a forcible blow to the shoulder and then the head/neck area of the receiver. You had unobstructed path to your opponent and the illegal contact could have been avoided,” NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan wrote in his letter to Perryman.

Runyan also noted that Perryman has six such violations in his career, including in Week 2 against the Colts for which he received a fine for violating the same rule.

“When players violate the rules intended to protect player safety on a repeated basis, and particularly when the violations carry with them a significant risk of injury to an opposing player, it is appropriate to impose substantially greater penalties,” Runyan wrote in his letter.

Under the collective bargaining agreement, Perryman has the right to appeal the suspension, which would be heard by either Derrick Brooks or James Thrash, the hearing officers jointly appointed by the league and the players association.

If the suspension stands, he will miss games against the Cardinals, Jaguars and Broncos. He would be eligible to return to the Texans’ active roster on Monday, Dec. 4.

Perlryman, 30, is second on the Texans with 41 tackles this season. This is first season with Houston, which improved to 5-4 with their victory over the Bengals on Sunday.

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