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Jaire Alexander: Green Bay Packers suspend cornerback for one game after failed coin toss

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Jaire Alexander will not play in the Green Bay Packers’ next game after being suspended.


The Green Bay Packers announced Wednesday that cornerback Jaire Alexander has been placed on the reserve/suspended list for one NFL game for conduct detrimental to the team.

The move comes after Alexander entered the coin toss before the Packers’ game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, despite not being a team captain – and his actions almost led to a Huge mistake for a team trying to fight. to advance to the playoffs.

In the Packers’ 33-30 road win over the Panthers, Alexander had crushed the coin toss when the team captains were at midfield.

After the Packers won the coin toss, Alexander said Green Bay wanted to be on defense — which is not the same as opting for a carry.

The referee then had to clarify what Alexander had chosen in favor of Green Bay. Without the referee’s intervention questioning whether Alexander had actually meant he wanted to defer rather than defend, Carolina would have received the ball to start both halves.

After the game, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur told reporters that what Alexander did was “a big mistake.”

Meanwhile, Alexander appeared to show no remorse on Sunday, telling reporters after the game that he wanted to be there because he was from Charlotte.

“The decision to suspend a player is never easy and we do not take it lightly,” Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said in a statement when the suspension was announced Wednesday.

“Unfortunately, Jaire’s actions before the Carolina game led us to take this step. As an organization, we expect everyone to put the team first,” Gutekunst added.

“While we are disappointed, we had a good conversation with Jaire this morning and we hope he learns from it as we move forward together. We look forward to welcoming him back next week as he is a valued member of this team and will continue to be in the future.

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