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Ravens safety Eric Weddle finds Jimmy Smith suspension 'hard to fathom'

Ravens safety Eric Weddle finds Jimmy Smith suspension 'hard to fathom'

Ravens safety Eric Weddle said he’s troubled by the four-game suspension teammate Jimmy Smith faces for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, though he praised Smith for apologizing and taking responsibility for his mistakes.

NFL investigators said they found evidence that Smith threatened and inflicted emotional abuse on his ex-girlfriend.

“I’m very close to Jimmy and it’s unfortunate with what happened,” Weddle said Thursday. “It’s hard to fathom arguing with your [significant other], never touching her and that gets you a suspension like this when guys are getting DUIs or physically abusing other people, and they never get near this [penalty]. I know details of it...

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