The NFL has recently changed its policy on domestic abuse, changing the length of a first-time suspension to six games. The drug policy is expected to change too.
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The NFL has endured controversy on its drug policy, mostly for its decision to suspend Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for failed drug tests.
Meanwhile, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended two games for domestic violence on his current wife who was his fiancé at the time.
The league’s domestic abuse policy has been changed to suspend first-time offenders for six games while a subsequent offense will warrant a lifetime ban.
This gives fans reason to believe that the drug policy will be different soon as well. According to a tweet from Pro Football Talk, this is about to become a reality.
Momentum keeps building for a new NFL drug policy. Said one source moments ago, “I’m expecting an announcement at any time.”
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 6, 2014