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NFL Suspends Lions RB Leshoure For 2 Games

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LARRY LAGE,AP Sports Writer

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure has been suspended for two games without pay and will have to give up two more game checks for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

The league announced the decision Wednesday.

Leshoure pleaded guilty to marijuana possession in May after police discovered him with pot in his mouth during a traffic stop in southwestern Michigan. That happened on March 12, less than a month after police in a different Berrien County community say they caught Leshoure with marijuana.

Detroit drafted the former Illinois standout in the second round last year and he missed his rookie season because he tore his left Achilles tendon in training camp. He can participate in training camp and preseason games while suspended.

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