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NFL Network suspends reporter Rapoport

NFL Network has suspended reporter Ian Rapoport for a violation of network policy.

Rapoport announced the suspension Friday night to his 2.3 million followers on Twitter.

“Recently, I posted something to my social channels without clearance from NFL Network, which went against its guidelines. As a result, I will be off-air until October 22,” Rapoport said in his statement. “I respect and understand the decision made by the network and am deeply sorry for my mistake.”

The New York Post said Rapoport was suspended for posting a video ad for a men’s grooming product that the network hadn’t authorized.

His suspension will keep him off the network throughout Weeks 5 and 6.

He becomes the second high-profile reporter suspended by a network over the past three months.

On July 11, ESPN suspended NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski without pay after he sent a profane email to Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley after Hawley wrote a letter to league commissioner Adam Silver that questioned the NBA’s relationship with China, among other points.

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