Ravens safety Matt Elam suspended one game for substance violation

Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam has been suspended one game without pay for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, the team announced.

Elam is currently on injured reserve after sustaining a season-ending biceps injury in August, but as ProFootballTalk notes, he will still lose a week’s pay of roughly $60,000.

“We have been aware of the situation for a while. Matt has been in our building, rehabbing his injury on a regular basis, and he will continue to do so,” the team said in a statement.

A first-round draft choice of the Ravens in 2013, Elam recorded 50 tackles last season. He had not missed a game in his first two seasons prior to the biceps injury.

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