ORCHARD PARK – The National Football League is investigating the Buffalo Bills after a player’s tweet revealed that the team may have violated the league’s injury policy.
On Tuesday, Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes posted a tweet about playing in the team’s AFC Wild Card game vs. the Houston Texans, and part of the regular season with torn wrist ligaments.
During the season, Hughes was put on the injury report with groin problems, as well as for veteran rest days.
Should the Bills be found liable of covering up Hughes’s injury, the team faces disciplinary action which include possible fines and forfeiture of future draft picks.
This violation occurred one other time during the 2019 NFL Season, in which the Pittsburgh Steelers improperly reported Ben Roethlisberger’s elbow injury back in November.
The disciplinary action taken was a $25,000 fine on Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, plus a $75,000 fine for the Pittsburgh Steelers organization.