The NFL announced Wednesday that Lion’s second-year running back Mikel Leshoure will be suspended without pay for the first two games of the upcoming season and lose an additional two game checks. During the offseason, LeShoure was arrested twice within a month on marijuana related charges in Southwest Michigan, violating the League’s Policy and Program for Substance Abuse.
LeShoure can continue to take part in all offseason activities, training camp and exhibition games while missing the opener against the Rams and Week 2 at San Francisco. The four weeks of lost pay will cost LeShoure about $110,00.
A similar suspension is expected for Detroit defensive tackle Nick Fairley who was also arrested twice, once for marijuana possession and also for D-U-I. The Lions today wrap up a 3-day mandatory mini-camp in Allen Park.