Jets LB Pierre-Louis suspended for season opener
New York Jets linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis was suspended for the opening game of the season without pay due to a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy, the NFL announced Saturday.
Pierre-Louis will miss New York's game against the Detroit Lions on Monday, Sept. 10. He will be eligible to return to the roster the following day.
Pierre-Louis was arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession in January when he was still a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. He eventually reached a plea deal that will amount to the marijuana charge being dropped if he successfully completes a year of probation.
Pierre-Louis is allowed to play in preseason games and participate in practice.
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