Monday, August 26, 2013

Jerome Felton Suspended Three Games

The NFL has suspended Jerome Felton three games by the NFL. Click below for the details

The NFL released the following statement regarding the suspension of Vikings fullback, Jerome Felton who violated the league's substance abuse policy.


"Jerome Felton of the Minnesota Vikings has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. 

Felton will be eligible to return to the Vikings’ active roster on Monday, September 23 following the team’s September 22 game against the Cleveland Browns.


Felton is eligible to participate in the final week of preseason, including Thursday’s game. His suspension starts on Saturday, August 31."

He won't count against the 53-man roster, which means the door has been opened for undrafted rookie fullback, Zach Line. Line, an SMU product has caught two touchdowns in the preseason and has been very effective in the passing game. He has struggled at times in run blocking, but with more time in the scheme, these problems can be alleviated.
In addition to all of this, Line has a better chance at making the Vikings practice squad because when Felton is activated in week 4, rosters will be full and teams won't be fighting to claim him when he is placed on waivers.

He will be suspended for the three games without pay, which will cost him $150,000 of his $850,000 base salary.
Stay tuned for the latest surrounding Felton and more details regarding what caused the suspension, when the Vikings return to practice tomorrow.

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