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Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton has been suspended by the league for 3 games after violating the NFL substance abuse policy. As of now all we know is the suspension will start August 31st and he will be eligible to return September 23rd.
Felton who will miss the rest of the season due to an emergency appendectomy was a key component to the Vikings solid running game in 2012 and will be deeply missed by the Vikings and Adrian Peterson.
Felton signed a three-year, $7.5 million contract with the Vikings this year.
Stay tuned for more developments on this. It will be interesting to see who gets the nod at fullback for the Vikings in the first 3 weeks of the season… think rookie Zach Line has it in him?
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Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton was suspended by the NFL Monday for the first three games of the 2013 regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Felton, who earned his first Pro Bowl appearance last season while blocking for MVP running back Adrian Peterson, is suspended without pay and is eligible to return following Minnesota's Week 3 game...
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Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton will be suspended for the first three games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. Felton will be eligible to return before the Vikings take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in London on September 9th. According to ESPN.com, Felton’s suspension is affiliated with his arrest in June 2012....
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