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Let’s play the “Who gets suspended this Friday?” game

It’s Friday.  And while the NFL privately bristles at the perception that it engineers the release of suspension-related news for the final day of the workweek, recent history warrants keeping an eye out for this week’s latest leak followed by an announcement that someone will be missing some time.

So who ya got?  Will it be Browns receiver Josh Gordon, who faces a one-year suspension under the substance-abuse policy?  Will it be 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, who faces a multi-game suspension for multiple violations of the substance-abuse policy and the personal-conduct policy?

Or will it be Colts owner Jim Irsay, who was arrested in March for operating a vehicle while under the influence of prescription pain medication?  Will it be “retired” defensive lineman Josh Brent, who hopes to be reinstated after serving time for the DUI-related death of former teammate Jerry Brown?

Then again, it also could be someone on whom we’re not focused.  That’s what happened last week, when Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe received a one-game suspension, arising presumably from last year’s arrest on marijuana possession charges.

So who will it be this week?  While we await an answer, make your pick below.

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31 Responses to “Let’s play the “Who gets suspended this Friday?” game”
  1. RegisHawk says: Aug 22, 2014 9:24 AM

    LeVeon Bell.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 22, 2014 9:26 AM

    Sell me on what the prize is then I will play!

  3. wtfru2 says: Aug 22, 2014 9:28 AM

    You forgot Jerome Simpson!

  4. Ferdinand says: Aug 22, 2014 9:34 AM

    It won’t be Irsay. They aren’t even going to think about him until after his court case and he keeps getting that pushed back. I fully expect Irsay to get it pushed back again until it is in the early off season when everyone is focused on basketball and then the League will give him a teeny tiny little fine, if they give any punishment at all. I wouldn’t put it past them to try to sell the “undisclosed terms” ploy.

  5. jjb0811 says: Aug 22, 2014 9:36 AM

    Any chance we can add Goodell to the list?

  6. bubbybrisket says: Aug 22, 2014 9:39 AM

    $500 on Josh Brent!

  7. luz56 says: Aug 22, 2014 9:47 AM

    This is a real joke… Just like not announcing the drug failure of D Washington prior to the draft… Put a policy in place and effective immediately here is the suspension.. We have guys playing now that won’t be tomorrow…. My how this screws with my fantasy teams!!!!!!

  8. rl7911 says: Aug 22, 2014 9:48 AM

    Aldon and Gordon will get their 8 game suspensions today.

  9. uwsptke says: Aug 22, 2014 10:01 AM

    Gordon – 1 year
    Smith – 3 games
    Irsay – a suitcase full of money

  10. osiris33 says: Aug 22, 2014 10:04 AM

    Smith is long overdue for an 8-banger.

  11. marvsleezy says: Aug 22, 2014 10:05 AM

    Marcell Darius

  12. kamthechancellor says: Aug 22, 2014 10:05 AM

    An Aldon Smith 2 game slap on the wrist is coming.

  13. streetpack says: Aug 22, 2014 10:17 AM

    My money is on Josh Gordon. The plot twist is that it won’t be a full year

  14. valentino8100 says: Aug 22, 2014 10:39 AM

    Marcell Darius

  15. rayjay9393 says: Aug 22, 2014 10:47 AM

    maybe they wont wanna kill the buzz of preseason
    my bet is on none

  16. upstaterules says: Aug 22, 2014 10:52 AM

    Marcel Dareus

  17. magicmtndan says: Aug 22, 2014 10:57 AM

    Ray Rice? Oh wait, he only knocked out a woman on an elevator and it was captured on video.


  18. 1greatusername says: Aug 22, 2014 11:01 AM

    Headline – picture combo is hilarious!

  19. jimr10 says: Aug 22, 2014 11:16 AM

    Mike..good job on Dan Patrick show..

  20. i thumbs down your comment says: Aug 22, 2014 11:23 AM

    Aldon, 8 games with credit for 5 served.

    Like it or not, the league wants to support those who are going out to look for help therefore needs to set a precedent that rehab will be looked upon favorably.

    This kid needs to be quiet as a church mouse off the field for the rest of his career.

  21. tjacks7 says: Aug 22, 2014 11:28 AM

    James Harrison just for old times sake.

  22. RegisHawk says: Aug 22, 2014 11:36 AM

    Gordon: 1 fiscal year.
    Smith: 1 year’s worth of games minus 5 for rehab.

  23. don2074978 says: Aug 22, 2014 11:51 AM

    I’m going with the Trifecta, Smith, Irsay and Gordon.

  24. cartire says: Aug 22, 2014 12:08 PM

    I doubt they release anything today because then it would most likely be reiterated on national broadcast during the preseason games. The last thing they want is a national audience hearing all their bad news right when its released. They usually release friday afternoons to avoid this, but Preseason is boinks that up for them.

  25. oldcracker says: Aug 22, 2014 1:36 PM

    Josh Gordon will get 8 for his messed up tests, and then the NFL will take up his last DUI. We’ll be left hanging on that.

    When everything is said and done, Gordon gets at least a year.

  26. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 22, 2014 1:41 PM

    Is that Kaepernick in the picture?

  27. dacktle49 says: Aug 22, 2014 2:23 PM

    Oh Seawagoners your so pathetic.. Two games max for Mr. Smith!

  28. djshnooks says: Aug 22, 2014 3:22 PM

    Marcell Dareus shouldn’t be suspended until next year…that is how they do things.

    Nigel Bradham got picked up in August of 2013 for weed, and JUST got a game.

    Dareus and the Steelers RB’s should not be suspended until next offseason…if they NFL wants to keep any kind of integrity.

  29. catquick says: Aug 22, 2014 3:36 PM

    If we’re correct, do we win fabulous prizes?

  30. jayniner says: Aug 22, 2014 3:39 PM

    The suspense with Aldon Smith is KILLING me!

    Not cool, NFL, not cool at all!

  31. jerrysglassescleaner says: Aug 22, 2014 6:18 PM

    NFL is getting out of control.

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