Ttwo players were suspended for three games NFL Wednesday for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Pittsburgh Steelers safety Damontae Kazi as well as Los Angeles Rams difficult end Brycen Hopkins each was suspended by the league for three games.
The Rams have just two titles in their roster in the first two weeks of the season. Tyler Higbee and Hopkins. Considering the Rams manage the vast majority of their 11-man offenses, Hopkins only played eight attacking snaps this season.
With Hopkins removed, the Rams were left without much offensive weapons. Los Angeles leads the season with a score of 1:1.
In the final preseason game, the Steelers vs. Detroit Lions at Acrisure Stadium Kazi injured his wrist while rolling. The injury was severe enough to place him on injured reserve (IR).
The designation IR meant Kazi will be forced to miss at least the first four weeks of the season.
On Wednesday it was announced that it could be more than week 5 before Kazi joins the Steelers if healthy, and that’s because he now faces a 3-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
NFL disqualifies Mike Evans for fighting
The NFL announced on Monday that Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans will be suspended one game without pay after being involved in a fight during a Week 2 game against the New Orleans Saints.
league vice president of operations John Runyancondemned Evans’ unsportsmanlike behavior and noted that his actions could have had serious repercussions on the field.