The NFL has suspended Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Flacco for four games, fined him $50,000 and released him from his six-year suspension pending an investigation into an alleged domestic violence incident.
The NFL announced the suspension Wednesday after the Ravens waived Flacco.
In a statement, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Flacco had been the subject of a “serious issues” at home with his wife, who is a team employee.
“The Ravens are aware of a serious issues that have been reported with Joe’s wife, and have suspended Joe pending a thorough investigation,” Harbaugh said.
“We want to thank our fans and the players for their patience.
We also appreciate the cooperation of the NFL office, which has provided a thorough, objective investigation.”
Flacco was suspended after a video surfaced showing him hitting his wife in the face with a baseball bat during an argument, a claim that Ravens officials disputed.
The Ravens released Flacco on Oct. 26, 2016.
He returned to the team on Oct to take over the starting job.
Flacco threw for 3,846 yards and 18 touchdowns and was the NFL’s MVP.