Lions RB Mikel Leshoure was suspended two games and docked an additional two game checks for violating the league’s policy on substance abuse.
Leshoure, who missed his entire rookie season after tearing his Achilles tendon in training camp, has been cited twice this offseason for marijuana possession. He will be eligible to return to the active roster on Monday, Sept. 17 after the team’s Week Two game against the 49ers.
Team president Tom Lewand released the following statement:
“We support the Commissioner’s decision regarding Mikel and appreciate the dialogue that we have had with the league office concerning the matter. As we have previously stated, we expect every member of our organization to uphold a greater standard of behavior. If that standard is not upheld, those responsible will be held accountable. Our belief and expectation is that Mikel will continue to learn from this experience and use it as positive motivation moving forward.”