Eagles RT Lane Johnson says his suspension appeal was ‘eight hours of bickering’

The Philadelphia Eagles suffered their first loss of the season on Sunday, falling to the Detroit Lions, 24-23. As disappointing as the defeat was, it may not be the team’s biggest issue going forward. Right tackle Lane Johnson is facing a 10-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The lengthy ban hasn’t been formally announced because of the ongoing appeal from Johnson, but a ruling could come down soon. Johnson appealed the suspension last Tuesday and expects a decision to be made as soon as this week — possibly Wednesday or Thursday. He discussed the hearing for the first time following the Eagles’ loss on Sunday.