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Denver Broncos pass rusher Randy Gregory is no longer suspended for their Week 17 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Gregory had his one-game suspension reduced to a fine by appeals officers Derrick Brooks and James Thrash on Monday night. They were both jointly approved by the NFL and the NFLPA.

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Gregory was appealing the suspension since he didn't agree with the decision. It comes after he punched Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Oday Aboushi during the postgame handshakes.

Aboushi's suspension was also taken away by the two appeals officers. He'll now be fined $12,000, while Gregory will be fined $50,000.

Naturally, this decision garnered a lot of reactions from the NFL community.

"It did seem a bit harsh to suspend guys for throwing a couple of punches in the handshake line," one tweet read.

Both Gregory and Aboushi will suit up for their respective teams this coming Sunday.

New Details Emerge From Randy Gregory's Suspension Appeal .
Denver Broncos pass rusher Randy Gregory was initially suspended by the NFL for trading punches with Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Oday Aboushi at the end of Sunday's game. But he was able to appeal and successfully had his punishment reduced. According to Mike Klis, part of Gregory's appeal According to Mike Klis, part of Gregory's appeal included explaining the reason he got so frustrated. Per the report, Gregory said he and his teammates knew that a loss might result in head coach Nathaniel Hackett getting fired - and he was frustrated because he wants to win for him.

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