NFL suspends Panthers DE Johnson 4 games under drug policy


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Panthers beginning defensive finish Charles Johnson has been suspended with out pay for the staff’s subsequent 4 video games for violating the NFL coverage on efficiency enhancing substances.

The NFL introduced the suspension Friday, two days earlier than Carolina’s showdown in New Orleans with sole possession of first place within the NFC South on the road.

Johnson’s suspension begins instantly. He is eligible to return to the Panthers’ lively roster on Dec. 25.

Johnson launched an announcement by means of the staff’s web site saying he accepts full duty. The linemen says he has “been recovering from again surgical procedure, coping with the each day grind of soccer and mistakenly thought this might assist. It was an error in judgment.”

It is the primary time Johnson has been suspended in his 11 seasons with Carolina.

Julius Peppers will begin instead of Johnson.


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