Former Bronco and current Ravens defensive tackle Ryan McBean settled his lawsuit against the NFL and as a result, his six game suspension was dropped to three games. McBean was accused of violating the NFL’s performance enhancement policy.
Linebacker D.J. Williams and tight end Virgil Green were also accused of violating the league’s performance enhancement policy. Williams has no plans to settle. That could change, however, if the league drops the punishment to a one or two game suspension, or no suspension, but a fine.
The Broncos did not let McBean sign his restricted free agent tender last month. The thinking is that McBean settled his case because no other team would have taken him with a pending lawsuit against the league.
Green did not file a suit. He will serve a four game suspension to start the 2012 season.