William Green's suspension is not over this week, and no one is saying when it might end.
Two terse statements from the Browns and National Football League laid out Green's immediate future. The Browns second-year back has not played since being arrested for DUI and marijuana possession during the team's bye week. While on suspension, Green was briefly hospitalized owing to a knife injury suffered at his home which had, in the words of Carmen Policy, "domestic overtones".
Here is the statement from the NFL:
The NFL has extended Cleveland Browns running back William Green's suspension for treatment purposes under the NFL Substance Abuse Policy.
Green began his suspension on November 8, 2003.
The NFL's reinstatement of Green will be determined by Commissioner Tagliabue in consultation with the program's medical experts.
The Browns also released a statement this afternoon, from team president Carmen Policy:
"We will continue to work in conjunction with the National Football League on this matter and support all league guidelines. Our primary goal, as it has always been, is for William to take the necessary steps to resolving his personal matters. He continues to have our support."
More on this story as it develops...