Buffalo Bills linebacker IK Enemkpali warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)
Bill Wippert
September 10, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with the decision has told The Associated Press that the NFL will suspend Buffalo Bills linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali for the first four games of the season for punching and breaking the jaw of New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday because the NFL isn't expected to announce the suspension until Friday.

Enemkpali will be suspended without pay for violating the league's personal conduct policy following the altercation that took place inside the Jets locker room on Aug. 11.

Enemkpali was immediately released and claimed by the Bills a day later. He appeared in three Bills preseason games before being cut on Sept. 4. Buffalo then signed the second-year player to its practice squad on Monday.

Smith is expected to miss at least the first four games of the season recovering from the injury. He has no plans to file charges against Enemkpali.

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AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner contributed to this report.

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