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

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 08: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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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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