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Frank Alexander suspended four games for substance abuse violation

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The Panthers will be down a member of their defensive line rotation when next season gets underway.

The team announced Friday that defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended for four games as a result of a violation of the league’s policy and program for substances of abuse. Alexander will be eligible to return after the Panthers play the Ravens in Week Four and will be allowed to practice with the team throughout the offseason and preseason.

Alexander has played in 28 games over the last two years, spending most of that time in a reserve role behind Greg Hardy and Charles Johnson. He has 33 tackles and 3.5 sacks since the team selected him in the fourth round of the 2012 draft.

Mario Addison is now set to be the team’s top backup at end and Alexander’s absence in the opening month will offer another member of the roster a chance at playing time as well.

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18 Responses to “Frank Alexander suspended four games for substance abuse violation”
  1. reesesteel23 says: May 2, 2014 4:00 PM

    Boomer Sooner!

  2. peester15 says: May 2, 2014 4:04 PM

    I hope it’s just weed.

  3. allidoiswin55 says: May 2, 2014 4:04 PM

    That’s his third failed test .. What a moron , yes probably 80% of football players smoke weed but damn don’t get caught …

  4. ilovefoolsball says: May 2, 2014 4:19 PM

    Was he hanging out with Krapernick?

  5. facetooth says: May 2, 2014 4:20 PM

    Frank Alexander? More like Jason Alexander with his off the ball speed.

  6. natureboy704 says: May 2, 2014 4:22 PM

    The only people in the league that don’t blaze are Tim tebow (which he doesn’t even count anymore since he is unemployed) and punters, so therefore can we just make it legal everywhere already???

  7. vikesr4reel says: May 2, 2014 4:37 PM

    Send him to Seattle!!

  8. akboot says: May 2, 2014 4:45 PM

    I thought they knew when they are going to be tested? There is no way to fix people like this. They just don’t have the brain power for common sense.

  9. braceyourselffor12 says: May 2, 2014 4:46 PM

    Seahack bound.

  10. mickmars says: May 2, 2014 5:04 PM

    Sounds like he has a chronic problem……

  11. bunjy96 says: May 2, 2014 5:07 PM

    Stupid!

  12. northshorejag says: May 2, 2014 5:16 PM

    They told him they’d ship him to the jags if he fouls up again

  13. smackingfools says: May 2, 2014 5:18 PM

    2pac’s bodyguard!

  14. jeffbye says: May 2, 2014 5:45 PM

    vikesr4reel says:
    May 2, 2014 4:37 PM

    Send him to Seattle!!

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    It would be hilarious if that happened and he was developed into a pro-bowler within a year.

  15. ronfai says: May 2, 2014 6:10 PM

    How is this guy NOT in Seattle?!?!?!

  16. iamdinguskhan says: May 2, 2014 7:21 PM

    These guys get a opportunity to make tons of money and fame in a short amount of time. How can so many of them be so stupid to risk it on drugs. You idiots the NFL drug tests you! They also can random test. I feel no remorse for such arrogant stupidity

  17. dacapt704 says: May 2, 2014 11:41 PM

    He’s a bum anyway…the team is better off without him. Just another piece of Hurney draft trash that Gettleman can cast off! Good riddance..

  18. obamareallysucks says: May 3, 2014 6:51 AM

    Low IQ inner city boy

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