Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Enunwa Suspended

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Enunwa Suspended

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FLORHAM PARK - Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa was suspended Monday for four games without pay for violating the NFL's policy on personal conduct. The league-imposed discipline stems from Enunwa's involvement in a domestic-violence incident last year, in which he was charged with simple assault of his then-girlfriend.

Enunwa, a 2014 sixth-round draft pick from Nebraska, was arrested on Aug. 31, 2014 at a hotel near the Jets' complex. The criminal complaint accused him of "grabbing the victim by her ankle and pulling her off a bed and causing her to strike and injure both her head and finger."

The charges eventually were dismissed when the woman declined to pursue the case. Enunwa spent most of the 2014 season on the practice squad but was on the active roster for the season finale and made his NFL debut in the Jets' win over Miami on Dec. 28, 2014.

He won the No. 3 wide receiver job in training camp this year and has eight receptions for 94 yards in five games. The 6-foot-2, 225- pound Enunwa has been a force in the team's running game with his blocking. He was on the field for 49 of the Jets' 67 offensive snaps in their victory over Washington on Sunday, and played an additional 18 snaps on special teams.

The loss of four game checks will cost Enunwa $102,000.

The suspension originally was supposed to be for six games, but was reduced to four because Enunwa showed remorse, a source said.

Coach Todd Bowles, who found out Monday about the suspension, admitted he was surprised by the timing of the decision, adding the Jets were aware since late in the preseason that Enunwa might face discipline from the league.

"I was surprised it happened so late in the [2015] season," Bowles said, "being that [the incident] was something that happened last year. But that's the process they [the NFL] went through and they took their time going through it. …

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