GREEN BAY — The NFL has suspended
Green Bay Packers cornerback Demetri Goodson for the first four games
of the season without pay for violating the league's policy on
performing enhancing substances.
The suspension was announced Friday.
The Packers said they would not comment, citing the confidentiality of
the disciplinary process.
A sixth-round draft pick 2014, Goodson
had five tackles in 14 games last season. He played mostly on special
Goodson is the second member of the
defense to be disciplined by the NFL this offseason. Lineman Mike
Pennel was suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL's
substance abuse policy.
Also Friday, the Packers released
third-year linebacker Nate Palmer. He started 10 games last season
before being replaced on the inside by Jake Ryan.