Breeland Speaks Suspended For Violating Substance-Abuse Policy

Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Breeland Speaks will not play this season due to a torn ACL suffered in the preseason that landed him on injured reserve. However, the NFL has suspended him for the next four weeks.

While the league didn’t announce a reason for the suspension, sources indicate the ban is due to violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

The Chiefs issued the following statement:

“The NFL notified the Kansas City Chiefs of Breeland Speaks’ four-game suspension,” the statement read. “We will have no comment at this time.”

Last season, Speaks finished with 24 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He has two years remaining on his rookie contract, which leaves him in KC through 2021.


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