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Barnett to lose one week's pay but will play in Packers' opener

Updated: August 21, 2008, 1:19 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- After appealing a one-game suspension for his involvement in an off-the-field altercation last year, linebacker Nick Barnett will be fined a week's pay but is allowed to play in the Green Bay Packers' Sept. 8 season opener.

Barnett has talked himself into the idea that playing for free is better than not playing at all.

"I believe so," Barnett said. "I was talking to myself [Tuesday] and thinking about the steep fine and how much it was, but the league has ...

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