Other notable recent NFL suspensions (at least four games):


Stanley Wilson (May 15, 1989):Bengals FB banned from the NFL for life for cocaine abuse. Wilson previously had been suspended for the entirety of the 1985 and 1987 seasons for testing positive for cocaine.

Dexter Manley (Dec. 21, 1991):Redskins DE suspended for substance abuse. Also suspended for life in 1989 for substance abuse; reinstated after one year.


Ray Rice (Sept. 8, 2014):Ravens RB suspended indefinitely after video surfaced of him striking and knocking out his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer. Rice already was serving a two-game suspension for the incident.

Michael Vick (Aug. 26, 2007):Falcons QB suspended after pleading guilty to his involvement in a dogfighting ring. Vick served 19 months in prison and was later reinstated in July 2009.


Adam Jones (May 17, 2007):Titans CB suspended for various violations of the league's personal conduct policy.

Donte Stallworth (Aug. 13, 2009):Browns WR suspended after pleading guilty to a DUI manslaughter charge.

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Sean Payton (March 22, 2012): Saints coach suspended for failure to stop Saints' bounty program.

Jonathan Vilma (May 2, 2012):Saints LB suspended for his participation in the Saints' bounty program. He wound up playing in 11 games after it was overturned.

Josh Gordon (Feb. 3, 2015):Browns WR suspended for violating the league's substance-abuse program. Gordon was suspended for the first 10 games of the 2014 season and also served a two-game suspension in 2013, both for drug violations.


Greg Hardy (April 22, 2015): Cowboys DE suspended for conduct detrimental to the league. The decision came following a two-month investigation into Hardy's domestic violence incident involving his former girlfriend.

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Chris Henry (May 17, 2007):Bengals WR suspended for violations of the league's personal conduct policy.

Tank Johnson (June 5, 2007): Bears DT suspended for possessing six unregistered firearms and violating his probation from a previous gun charge.

Anthony Hargrove (May 2, 2012): Former Saints DT suspended for his participation in the Saints' bounty program.


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Ben Roethlisberger (April 21, 2010):Steelers QB suspended six games (later reduced to four) after being accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman.Adrian Peterson (Nov. 18, 2014):Vikings RB suspended for the remainder of the 2014 season for violating the league's personal conduct policy. He was indicted in September on a felony charge of injury to a child for using a wooden switch to discipline his son, 4.