Clark Haggans, an outside linebacker who signed with the 49ers just before the start of the regular season and hasn’t played in a game yet, won’t play for at least three more games.
The NFL suspended Haggans three games as a result of his guilty plea to extreme DUI, for driving with a blood alcohol level of higher than .15. That was the second time during his NFL career that he has been convicted of DUI.
“Earlier today the team was made aware of the NFL’s decision to suspend Clark Haggans for three games,” 49ers G.M. Trent Baalke said in a statement. “We were certainly aware that this decision was a possibility as we evaluated Clark prior to adding him to our roster. Therefore, we are prepared to move forward accordingly.”
Haggans, who played for the Steelers from 2000 to 2007 and the Cardinals from 2008 to 2011, signed with the 49ers after the preseason when San Francisco lost outside linebacker Parys Haralson to a torn triceps.