NFL suspends Packers WR Geronimo Allison for season opener

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The NFL has suspended Green Bay Packers receiver Geronimo Allison without pay for the season opener on Sept. 10 against Seattle for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

The league said in a statement on Wednesday that Allison would be eligible for all preseason practices and games. He would be eligible to return from his Week 1 suspension on Sept. 11.

The Packers declined comment, citing confidentiality.

Allison was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession last September stemming from a traffic stop in Manitowoc County. He reached a plea deal with prosecutors in April, paying $330 to settle the charge after it was amended to a local violation.

Allison had 12 catches for 202 yards and two scores last season, with eight catches over the final two regular-season games.

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