ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- A person familiar with the decision has told The Associated Press that the NFL will suspend Buffalo Bills linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali for the first four games of the season for punching and breaking the jaw of Jets quarterback Geno Smith.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity yesterday because the NFL isn't expected to announce the suspension until today.

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Enemkpali will be suspended without pay for violating the league's personal conduct policy. The altercation took place inside the Jets' locker room on Aug. 11.

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Enemkpali was immediately released and claimed by the Bills a day later. He appeared in three Bills preseason games before being cut on Sept. 4. Buffalo then signed the second-year player to its practice squad on Monday.

Smith is expected to miss at least the first four games of the season recovering from the injury. He has no plans to file charges against Enemkpali.-- AP