The National Football League Players Association has suspended All-Pros safety Percy Harvey and safety Mike Patterson for the first time in team history, according to a report by The Associated Press.
Harvin, the league’s all-time leader in interceptions, was suspended for the season opener.
He was reinstated on Dec. 7, and Patterson was reinstated a week later.
Harwin, the NFL’s all time leader in tackles for loss, has been on the commissioner’s exempt list for the last three years, while Patterson has been inactive for three.
Harvey is the league leader in career sacks (30) and career interceptions (20).
His record is tied with teammate Von Miller for the third-most career interceptions in NFL history behind only Reggie White and Antonio Brown.
Harvins suspension is the first suspension by the NFLPA for domestic violence and comes as Harvey has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault in the case.
Harvin, a former first-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons, was arrested on Nov. 19 for a domestic violence violation in his hometown of Detroit.
Police said he punched his wife after she confronted him about her drinking habits.
Harlynn Harvin told the Detroit Free Press that the fight started when she asked her husband for money.
She called 911 and then went to a hospital, according the AP.
Harvins arrest was one of several incidents that have been investigated by the National Domestic Violence Hotline, which has identified more than 400,000 women who have been abused by their husbands or partners since 2005.
The hotline has reported more than 7,500 incidents to police and prosecutors and has arrested or filed charges against more than 70 men and women.
The NFLPA has previously suspended several players for domestic abuse, including Hall of Famer Randy Moss, the New York Jets’ Eric Dickerson, and the Los Angeles Rams’ Terrell Owens.