Bay Packers nose tackle Letroy Guion (98) on the bench during
the preseason NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers,
Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 in Pittsburgh
GREEN BAY — The NFL
suspended Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion without pay for the
first three games of the regular season on Thursday, saying the
eighth-year pro violated the league's policy on substance abuse.
The 28-year-old Guion
was arrested near his home in Florida in early February on felony
charges of drug and firearm possession. A traffic stop turned up
three-quarters of a pound of marijuana, a handgun and a bag containing
more than $190,000 in cash.
Signed by the Packers
as a free agent last year after playing for the NFC North rival
Minnesota Vikings, Guion started every game for the first time in his
career. He had career highs of 62 tackles and 3 ½ sacks.
Guion will be
eligible to return to the Packers' active roster Sept. 29. He can play
and practice in the preseason.