The NFL has suspended Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali of the Kansas City Chiefs for the season-opener against Atlanta for violating its policy on substance abuse.The league announced Cheap NFL Jerseys the suspension today without disclosing details.Hali long ago established himself as the Chiefs' best pass rusher, reaching his first Pro Bowl last season alongside fellow linebacker Derrick Johnson.
Hali will miss the Sept. 9 game against the Falcons without pay, and be fined an additional game check. He will be eligible to return the following day and is still allowed to participate in preseason practices and games. The Chiefs play the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night.The Wholesale Panthers Jerseys Chiefs were eliminated from contention in their penultimate game.Andy Studebaker is the first in line to replace Hali in the base defense.
"I apologize to my teammates, the Hunt family, the Kansas City Chiefs organization and most importantly, our Wholesale Ravens Jerseys fans," Hali said in a statement provided by the team. "I accept the discipline from the league and will return Week 2 of the NFL season with a commitment to erase this mistake with my play on the field and my conduct off of it."Pioli said he could not provide any additional comment.
The former first-round draft pick has started every game he's played the past six seasons. The past two years have been his best -- Hali had 14 1/2 sacks two years Cheap Ravens Jerseys ago and 12 last season, when he helped a team ravaged by injuries to the doorstep of the playoffs."We're disappointed. We're disappointed for him, for the team, for the organization and the fans, but it is what it is,"
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said. "He's a guy who is very prideful, he's been a very good team member for this team, and I think the team will rally around him."Crennel said that Hali will practice with the team throughout the preseason, but indicated that it could become a balancing act between keeping Hali in the rotation and making sure that the guys available for the regular-season opener are prepared. Cleveland Browns Jerseys