ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Lions running back Mikel Leshoure has been suspended two games by the NFL.
Announced by a league spokesperson, Leshoure's suspension stems from his offseason actions. He ran into legal troubles, being cited for marijuana possession twice.
The release from the league reads as follows:
"Mikel Leshoure of the Detroit Lions has been suspended without pay for the team’s first two games of the 2012 regular season and fined two additional game checks for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse."
The second-year player missed all of last season with a torn Achilles. He said Tuesday he was ready to move on from the incidents.
"You have your down times. Those happened early within the injury. I've been fine since."
The suspension only applies to the regular season. He will partake in training camp and the preseason.
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