NFL Suspends New York Jets Cornerback

New York Jets cornerback Brandin Echols has been handed a one-game suspension by the NFL for a violation of the league's personal conduct policy.

The suspension follows an unfortunate incident that occurred in April 2022, where Echols was involved in a two-car crash.

According to ESPN's Rich Cimini, Echols was reportedly driving at a speed of 84 mph in a 50 mph zone at the time of the accident.

Tragically, the collision resulted in the other driver suffering a spinal cord injury, requiring multiple surgeries.

Following the incident, Echols saw a decline in his involvement with the Jets' defense during the 2022 season. He was primarily limited to special teams duties, playing just 69 defensive snaps across 13 games, indicating a diminished role within the team.

Now, with the recent suspension, Echols faces further consequences for his actions, as he will be forced to sit out for one game, missing the Week 1 opener against the Buffalo Bills.

It is a setback for the young cornerback, who had shown promise in his rookie season but now must navigate the repercussions of his behavior both on and off the field. Photo Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports