Price was arrested in December and charged with a DWI. He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor careless driving in April,
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.
- Erin Flynn