(EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.) — Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton was suspended for three games by the National Football League on Wednesday for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
“We respect the league’s decision and Jerome understands it,” Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement.
The 27-year-old Felton will be eligible to return following the Vikings’ showdown against the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 22.
During this past offseason, Felton signed a three-year contract with the Vikings worth $7.5 million. He was already sidelined this preseason after undergoing an emergency appendectomy on Aug. 14.
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