NFL Suspends 2 Players for Brawl in Los Angeles Rams' Win Over Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Rams certainly weren't in the spirit of the season last night. The NFL has suspended Broncos defensive end Randy Gregory and Rams offensive lineman Oday Aboushi for one game each due to their role in a post-game fracas following their Week 16 matchup.

The Broncos endured an incredibly frustrating 51-14 thrashing by the Rams on Christmas Day, and tensions boiled over in the immediate aftermath. Gregory swung at Aboushi, Aboushi responded in kind, and both will miss their team's respective Week 17 matchups.

Both the Rams and the Broncos are way out of the playoff race, so neither Gregory nor Aboushi's absence will have much impact across the league. Of the two, Gregory is certainly the higher-profile player; he signed a five-year, $70 million contract with the Broncos earlier this year.

Gregory and Aboushi's outburst speaks to the simmering unhappiness underneath the surface of both franchises. At 5-10, the Rams are on their way to finishing up one of the most disappointing follow-up seasons to a Super Bowl championship of all time. At 4-11, the Broncos find themselves locked in for multiple years to a new quarterback that has led them to a disastrous dead-last ranking in points scored. Neither team can wait for this season to be over.

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