Mike McLain reports from Berea that the Browns are expected to confirm printed reports that William Green will be suspended for four games by the NFL. According to the reports, Green will be suspended for repeat violations of the league's substance abuse policy.
Green is expected to receive the suspension this week, despite incurring a one-game suspension by the team following his arrest on DUI and possession charges during the Browns bye week. The Browns decision to suspend Green has come under scrutiny by the NFLPA and the league as a possible violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the player's union.
The action follows just two days after the Browns organization created a hot controversy by waiving their leading receiver, Kevin Johnson, without compensation. Johnson was later claimed by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Observers suspected that some news would be developing this week around the Browns running back position. The team earlier this week activated RB Lee Suggs, giving the team their fourth active running back (along with fullback R.J. Bowers). If Green's suspension is to come down before this weekend's contest against the Arizona Cardinals, the move makes sense.
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