Packers’ Mike Pennel suspended for next four games

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Packers defensive tackle Mike Pennel will be suspended for the final four games of the regular season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Pennel, who was suing both the NFL and the players’ union over the assigning of an arbitrator to hear his appeal, has now agreed to accept a four-game suspension to resolve the matter.

This is Pennel’s second four-game suspension of the season. He was also suspended for the first four games. He then appeared in all eight of the Packers’ games for which he was eligible, and he will now be suspended for the last four games.

If the Packers make the playoffs, Pennel will be eligible to return to the team then.

36 responses to “Packers’ Mike Pennel suspended for next four games

  1. Seems like he is one of the look at me guys, well your teammates are really looking now, good luck with the vacation. Bill

  2. Nope. See Johnny Jolly serving a 3 year suspension, mostly because he had a codeine addiction.

    – 1 year for a possession arrest trial, case eventually dropped
    – 2 years after another possession charge which resulted in a year of jail time

    Dude should have been in rehab and then playing football somewhere. When he got the year suspension he went back to Houston which is trouble for someone addicted to codeine. It’s like sending an alcoholic to live upstairs from a bar.

    jchipwood says:
    Dec 6, 2016 5:26 PM

    Is the owner 1 of 3 on Goodells compensation committee? If he is this guy won’t have to serve the suspension. Example: Alan Branch

  3. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Dec 6, 2016 5:56 PM

    Could a day go by without a Packer getting suspended?
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    Remember Adrian Peterson? People who live in glass houses………………

    That being said, I hope the Packers get rid of the idiot. He hasn’t done anything to justify keeping him anyway.

  4. a packer implicated in a drug scandal ?! i am shocked…shocked i tell you.

    hhmmm…once upon a time the defunct al jazeera america accused packers’ clay matthews and julius peppers of drugs…

    where there’s smoke, there’s fire…just like in the aaron rodgers state farm commercial

  5. suspended twice in 1 year, not only didnt the punishment go up for the the second offense, (4 games again) he can play in the playoffs?

    nothing against the Pack but this doesnt make sense

    not that, that surprises anyone anymore

  6. So that’s the guy from the Saints…

    Once is a fluke

    …and the guy from Tampa Bay…

    Twice is coincidence

    …and now the guy from Green Bay

    Three times is a trend

    That makes 3 teams that ‘roided up to play the Seahawks.

  7. Do you people understand the difference between violating the league’s substance abuse policy and testing positive for a league banned substance?
    It’s called reading comprehension.
    Try it sometime.

  8. jchipwood says:
    Dec 6, 2016 5:26 PM

    Is the owner 1 of 3 on Goodells compensation committee? If he is this guy won’t have to serve the suspension. Example: Alan Branch
    ————————————————————
    I guess your brilliant compensation committee theory didn’t work for Brady?

  9. Could a day go by without a Packer getting suspended
    ________

    I say the say thing about the handful Viking fans and thier habit to run to Packer posts and post foolishness.

  10. “Is the owner 1 of 3 on Goodells compensation committee? If he is this guy won’t have to serve the suspension. Example: Alan Branch”

    Stop with the lies chippy it just makes you look foolish.

    You can’t suspend a player twice for the same violation, which is what the league realized they were doing.

  11. RegisHawk says:
    Dec 6, 2016 7:16 PM
    So that’s the guy from the Saints…
    Once is a fluke
    …and the guy from Tampa Bay…
    Twice is coincidence
    …and now the guy from Green Bay
    Three times is a trend
    That makes 3 teams that ‘roided up to play the Seahawks.
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    This just in- Every team has players that are using steroids. Their usage is all over the league.

    But I could understand other teams having to “‘roid up” to play Seattle- that would just be fighting fire with fire.

  12. Wait….how can this be!! Packer fans spend a great deal of time telling us all that this type of thing doesn’t happen in Green Bay. I’m confused, they can’t possibly be wrong or lying can they?!?

  13. This just in- Every team has players that are using steroids. Their usage is all over the league.

    But I could understand other teams having to “‘roid up” to play Seattle- that would just be fighting fire with fire.

    Except that Seattle hasn’t had a player suspended in years. Unless you assume they are covering up at better than Belichickian levels, you’re making up a story to fit your fantasy, rather than the facts.

  14. jchipwood says:
    Dec 6, 2016 5:26 PM
    Is the owner 1 of 3 on Goodells compensation committee? If he is this guy won’t have to serve the suspension. Example: Alan Branch

    Some theories generate acceptance through a compelling pervasiveness , such as gravity . Others are quickly distributed as “Straight to Video” . The designated bin , such as comedy , or horror , is up to the mood of the managers .
    I suppose with some entries being tired , and repetitive observations of pointless errors of submission , a wry manager might designate such buffoonery as , “Mysteries” .

  15. RegisHawk says:
    Dec 7, 2016 4:18 AM
    This just in- Every team has players that are using steroids. Their usage is all over the league.
    But I could understand other teams having to “‘roid up” to play Seattle- that would just be fighting fire with fire.
    Except that Seattle hasn’t had a player suspended in years. Unless you assume they are covering up at better than Belichickian levels, you’re making up a story to fit your fantasy, rather than the facts.
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    Sure- since Pete Carroll showed, up, the Seahawks are/were one of the leaders in PED suspensions. But then they suddenly stopped after the last suspensions in 2013- or they just became more careful and smarter with masking agents and the like.

    The only fantasy world is the one where a fan doesn’t think that players on his favorite team use PED’s- and that the few offenders that are actually caught are the only users.

    This type of “Pollyanna” attitude is why it goes on.

  16. I laugh at vikings fans who call packers players cheaters. You do realize that Pennel got nailed for illegal substance and not performance enhancing drugs, right?

    That means he was stupid but it has nothing to do with helping him playing better.

    The comments saying that this is confirmation that they should test Clay and Peppers again because of this not only shows ignorance but the lack of education of the topic as well.

  17. Sure- since Pete Carroll showed, up, the Seahawks are/were one of the leaders in PED suspensions.

    Except that this is completely false. Provide any source that shows PED Suspensions since 2010 by team. Once again, your fantasy world requires you to make up items in an attempt to sell them as facts when they aren’t.

  18. RegisHawk says:
    Dec 7, 2016 1:46 PM
    Sure- since Pete Carroll showed, up, the Seahawks are/were one of the leaders in PED suspensions.
    Except that this is completely false. Provide any source that shows PED Suspensions since 2010 by team. Once again, your fantasy world requires you to make up items in an attempt to sell them as facts when they aren’t.
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    A May 20, 2013 article in ESPN entitled “Seahawks’ lead in PED bans under Carroll”.

    You actually believe that there are no Seahawks using PED”S now? Of course, it is the season to believe. Santa Claus will be here soon.

  19. ariani1985 says:
    Dec 7, 2016 12:53 PM
    And nothing of significant value will be lost! Just another Ted Thompson draft bust!
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    Mike Pennel was an undrafted free agent.

  20. You actually believe that there are no Seahawks using PED”S now? Of course, it is the season to believe. Santa Claus will be here soon.

    I believe that your team has had more players busted for PEDs than Seattle and you feel the need to overwork that tired joke that the Seahawks all use PEDs in order to distract from that fact. I challenged you to produce any evidence and all you’ve done is come up with more diversionary tactics and lame jokes.

  21. RegisHawk says:
    Dec 7, 2016 4:49 PM
    You actually believe that there are no Seahawks using PED”S now? Of course, it is the season to believe. Santa Claus will be here soon.
    I believe that your team has had more players busted for PEDs than Seattle and you feel the need to overwork that tired joke that the Seahawks all use PEDs in order to distract from that fact. I challenged you to produce any evidence and all you’ve done is come up with more diversionary tactics and lame jokes.
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    I see that you just conveniently decided to ignore the article, which isn’t diversionary, just ignorant. I never said that all Seahawks use PED’s. Additionally, I’m a Bears’ fan, not a Packer fan.

    I don’t have any more evidence than you do about who uses PED’s. But for you to not think that there are Seahawks using them, and for me not to believe that there are Bears using them is foolishly optimistic.

    So again, you really believe that there are no Seahawks using PED’s?

  22. That explains it. Chicago has had more PED suspensions since 2010 than Seattle…4 of them in the years after the last of the Seahawks’.

    BTW, I never stated that I knew or believed what team you were a fan of, merely that that team had more suspensions. If you’d done the research, you would have known there’s basically a 1 in 3 chance of whatever team having the same or more and a roughly 2 in 3 chance of whatever team having had a suspension more recently than Seattle.

    Now, as to your attempt to change the focus of the discussion: I do not believe my team is all on PEDs. I believe that PC & Co try a mixed approach of either getting the player to stop taking PEDs if they discover such, or letting the player go, as has happened with multiple players. But even if I held to your theory that “everyone’s doing it”, that would give you no moral high ground from which to sit in judgment of any other team, as usually occurs when one of these suspensions is reported. It was just a dodge on your part.

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