Friday July 24th, 2015

The NFL has suspended Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jabari Price for two games for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy, the NFL announced Friday.

Price was arrested in December, the morning after the Vikings' final game of the season, and charged with a DWI. He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor careless driving in April, and was sentenced to 30 days of home monitoring and a $300 fine. 

The two-game suspension is the NFL's standard penalty for players who are arrested for drunk driving. Price will be permitted to participate in the Vikings' preseason practices and games, but will miss regular season games against the 49ers and Lions

Price's suspension is the third announced by the NFL on Friday. Suspensions of Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (three games) and Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe (four games) were also made public on Friday. 

Twenty-four players have been suspended this off-season, according to ESPN Stats & Info, most commonly for substance abuse violations. 

Broncos' Derek Wolf suspended four games for PED violation

- Erin Flynn

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