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Jerome Felton was suspended for the first three games for a substance abuse policy violation. (Tom Dahlin/Getty Images) Jerome Felton is suspended for the first three games for a substance abuse policy violation. (Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)

The NFL suspended Minnesota VIkings Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton three games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, the league announced.

Felton was arrested for DUI in June 2012.

Felton served as NFL MVP Adrian Peterson’s lead blocker and played in all 16 games for the Vikings last season, starting seven.

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Felton is not be allowed back at practice until September 23, following the Vikings' Week 3 game against the Cleveland Browns.  He signed a three-year, $7.5 million contract with the team this year.

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