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-old, was suspended without pay for one game by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He will also be fined an additional game’s paycheck. The substance which caused the suspension has not been revealed.
Hali released a statement earlier today, which was posted on 610 Sports – KCSP’s Facebook page:
I apologize to my teammates, the Hunt family, the Kansas City Chiefs organization and most importantly, our fans. I accept the discipline from the league and will return week 2 of the NFL season with a commitment to erase this mistake with my play on the field and my conduct off of it.