For Letroy Guion, it wasn’t a matter of if he’d be suspended. But when, and how long.
Those answers came on Thursday.
The Green Bay Packers’ defensive lineman was suspended for three games by the NFL, ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky reported. Guion will appeal the ruling in hopes of having the suspension reduced.
The punishment stems from his February arrest in his hometown of Starke, Fla., when he was charged with possession of marijuana and a firearm. Guion avoided prosecution and had the offense wiped off his criminal record by paying a $5,000 fine.
About a week later, on March 30, Guion signed a one-year deal worth $2.75 million.
With a $1.5 million base salary, Guion will forfeit $88,235 for each game that he misses. And with $750,000 in roster bonuses for each game he plays in, that’s another $46,875. Thus, each game on the sideline will cost him $135,110. If the suspension stands at three games, the total bill will be more than $405,000.
In the video (and in a related story coming tonight), we address the potential impact on the roster due to suspensions for Guion and Datone Jones.
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