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Jets safety Smith loses appeal of 1-game ban, $50K fine

Updated: October 8, 2008, 1:17 PM ET
Associated Press

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets safety Eric Smith will sit out Sunday's game against Cincinnati after the NFL denied his appeal of a one-game suspension and fine for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Arizona's Anquan Boldin.

"He'll be out this week," coach Eric Mangini said Wednesday. "We had plans in place and things that we worked on from when we first learned about that, so we'll just proceed along that path."

Smith was suspended and fined $50,000, including one game check, ...

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