Posted August 26, 2013

NFL suspends Vikings fullback Jerome Felton for substance abuse policy violation

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Jerome Felton was suspended for the first three games for a substance abuse policy violation. (Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)

Jerome Felton is suspended for the first three games for a substance abuse policy violation. (Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)

The NFL suspended Minnesota VIkings Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton three games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, the league announced.

Felton was arrested for DUI in June 2012.

Felton served as NFL MVP Adrian Peterson’s lead blocker and played in all 16 games for the Vikings last season, starting seven.

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Felton is not be allowed back at practice until September 23, following the Vikings’ Week 3 game against the Cleveland Browns.  He signed a three-year, $7.5 million contract with the team this year.


3 comments
YemiThaBassMan
YemiThaBassMan

Hopefully Zach Line can have a roster spot.

If he can get his line blocking down, that would be a huge step toward the Vikings keeping. With he and Peterson in the backfield, defenses will have to plan for two backs who can score.