January 8, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays (51) comes onto the field before the first quarter of the 2011 AFC wild card playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE
A person familiar with the process says Mays will appeal.
In other NFL news, the Buffalo Bills have released veteran punter Brian Moorman and replaced him with free agent Shawn Powell. Moorman had been with the Bills since 2001 and twice was selected to the Pro Bowl. But he had struggled this season with a net average of 32.7 yards per punt.
Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham is free on $7,000 bond after being arrested on misdemeanor charges. The police officer who arrested Abraham says the football player was "obviously intoxicated" as he refused requests to leave an area taped off by firefighters and police on Monday night.
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