In partnership with the NFL in the UK

NFL

Chicago Bears star Jeremiah Ratliff suspended 3 games by NFL

Published 2 Comments

Football News
24/7

The Chicago Bears have had a far from ideal buildup to the 2015 NFL season.

Bad Start

The Bears traded star wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets and decided to find his replacement in the draft, bringing in highly touted wideout Kevin White from West Virginia.

White then proceeded to get injured and will miss at least half of his rookie season. And the bad news hasn't ended there for the Bears, as they will be without another key player for the start of the season.

SIGN UP NOW

Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4

Article continues below

3 Games Out

According to a report from ESPN, Bears defensive lineman Jeremiah Ratliff has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the 2015 regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy,

Ratliff isn't expected to appeal the suspension handed down by Roger Goodell and co, so will miss some very big games, including matches against the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.

Article continues below

Ratliff pleaded guilty earlier in the year to a DWI charge that stemmed from a 2013 arrest in Texas, where he crashed his truck in to an 18-wheeler while a player for the Dallas Cowboys .

"This was about what ... two, three years ago. That's all behind me," Ratliff said. "This is the result of it. Just moving forward from here. We've been down his road with the NFL and they don't care to hear it. So be it."

Ratliff is a four-time Pro Bowler and had 6.5 sacks last season for the Bears, while being under contract through the 2015 season, where he is expected to be a big contributor in a Chicago team under new management.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Chicago Bears
NFL

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again