Report: New NFL Drug Policy Would Suspend First-Time DUI Offenders

As the NFL and NFLPA continue to work toward a possible agreement to implement HGH testing, there could be a few other changes made if the two sides decide to change the league’s substance-abuse policy.

One of those changes would potentially apply to first-time DUI offenders. According to ProFootballTalk, a player “deemed legally responsible” for his first DUI offense would be hit with a one-game suspension and a fine of one game check.

Under the league’s current policy for substance abuse, a first-time offender generally faces a fine of two game checks, but no suspension.

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