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Last week the MLU saw two players receive suspensions after on-field actions in the Week 7 Philadelphia Spinners vs. Washington D.C. Current game.
Nick Purifico and Jonathan Neeley were each suspended for on-field infractions in the overtime period of a highly contested game where the Current were able to edge out the Spinners.
After extensive review of both suspensions by a committee composed of players, team officials and referees from the Western Conference, recommendations from the MLU’s official appeal process were sent to Commissioner Snader. The Commissioner levied the final decision on both suspensions this week.
Purifico will serve a four-game suspension with the possibility of reducing that penalty by one game given adherence to a league-approved course of action. Purifico did not play in the Spinners’ loss to the New York Rumble this past weekend, which will count as the first game of his suspension. The current conditions could see him back on the field should the Spinners reach the postseason.
Jonathan Neeley will serve a one-game suspension this weekend when the D.C. Current come to Philadelphia to face the Spinners. As a key component in the D.C. offense this could balance with Philadelphia’s loss of Purifico.