Posted August 20, 2012 on AP on Fox
The NFL has suspended Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali of the Kansas City Chiefs for the season-opener against Atlanta for violating its policy on substance abuse. The league announced the suspension in a brief statement Monday without disclosing details. Hali will miss the Sept. 9 game against the Falcons and be fined an additional game check. He will be eligible to return the following day and he is still allowed to participate in preseason practices and games. The Chiefs play the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night. ''Tamba's situation is unfortunate,'' Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli said. ''Obviously we are disappointed and will miss him during the suspension, but the NFL's policies are very clear and we respect the league's decision in this matter.'' Pioli said he could not provide any additional comments. Hali long ago established himself as the Chiefs' best pass rusher, reaching his first Pro Bowl last season alongside fello...

Chiefs' Hali suspended for opener

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali was suspended for the 2012 regular-season opener for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy. The NFL announced Hali was suspended for the Sept. 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons and fined an additional game check. Hali is the Chiefs' top pass rusher, with 26.5 sacks and eight forced fumbles in the past two seasons. ...

Tamba Hali Suspended for Chiefs’ Opening Game

In todays NFL, it’s rare to find a franchise-type player/perennial Pro Bowler play at such a high level while keeping an incredibly low profile. Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali has always been that diamond in the rough — both on and off the field — but for the first time in his career, he’s making off-the-field headlines for the wrong reasons.   Hali, currently 28-years...

Chiefs’ Tamba Hali suspended for 1 game

The Chiefs have one of the best pass rushers in the league, Tamba Hali, but he’s the only good pass rusher they’ve had for the past few years. Hali turned in another strong season in 2011, ranking 4th on ProFootballFocus among rush linebackers and producing 12 sacks, 10 quarterback hits, and 41 quarterback pressures on 459 pass rush snaps, good for a rate of 13.7%. However,...

Tamba Hali suspended for one game by NFL

The NFL has suspended Kansas City Chies star outside linebacker Tamba Hali for one game without pay and fined him an additional game check. Hali violated the league's substance-abuse policy.

Tamba Hali suspended for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy

AP According to the Kansas City Chiefs official website, linebacker Tamba Hali has been suspended for the first game of the regular season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. “Tamba Hali of the Kansas City Chiefs has been suspended without pay for the team’s first 2012 regular-season game and fined one additional game check for violating the NFL policy on substance...

Chiefs LB Hali suspended for drugs

The NFL has suspended Kansas City Chies star outside linebacker Tamba Hali for one game without pay and fined him an additional game check. Hali violated the league's substance-abuse policy.

Chiefs searching for 'response' to losing Hali

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Not Tamba. Our Tamba writes a 15,000 check just to keep the freshman football team at his old high school afloat. Our Tamba signs autographs until his thumbs cramp. Our Tamba is a teddy bear. Substance abuse? Not Tamba. Our Tamba is No. 39 among's "2012 NFL's top 100 players," the highest-rated Kansas City Chief on the list. Our...

There Has to Be More Right?

When news broke Monday morning of the one-game suspension the NFL handed down on Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, Tamba Hali, one has to wonder if there is more to this story.

Falcons Links: Svitek Out, Hali Suspended

Will Svitek out for the Season Will Svitek, the Falcons backup left tackle, will miss the upcoming season after sustaining an upper right arm injury. The injury occurred during Sunday’s practice, the final of training camp, and coach Mike Smith made the announcement Monday. This needs no explanation     Tamba Hali Suspended Week One Vs Falcons Tamba Hali has been suspended...
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