The longest suspensions in NFL history.
Compiled by Ashley Melfi

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STANLEY WILSON
Cincinnati Bengals
Life
Suspended for substance abuse, Jan. 22, 1989; permanently banned May 15, 1989
Wilson was also suspended for the 1985 and 1987 seasons for substance abuse.

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DEXTER MANLEY
Washington Redskins
Life
Suspended for substance abuse on Dec. 21, 1991.
Manley was also suspended for life in 1989 for substance abuse, but was reinstated after one year.

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Darrell Russell
Oakland Raiders
Indefinitely
Suspended for substance abuse on July 26, 2004. Never appeared in another NFL game.
Russell was also suspended for 1 1/2 years from 2002-03 for substance abuse.

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R. JAY SOWARD
Jacksonville Jaguars
Indefinitely
Suspended for substance abuse on June 8, 2001. The suspension was upheld, through the season, and Soward was never removed from the NFL's reserved/suspended list.

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MICHAEL VICK
Atlanta Falcons
2 years
Suspended indefinitely for his participating in a dog fighting ring in 2007. Was reinstated after two years.

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ODELL THURMAN
Cincinnati Bengals
2 years
Suspended for four games for substance abuse at the start of the 2006. Suspension extended through the end of the season in connection with a drunk driving charge. Suspension again extended another year when Roger Goodell rejected his application for reinstatement in 2007.

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TONY COLLINS
Indianapolis Colts
2 years
Suspended for substance abuse on Aug. 12, 1988.

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ADAM JONES
Tennessee Titans
1 1/2 years
Suspended for player conduct on April 10, 2007.

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DALE CARTER
Denver Broncos
1 1/2 years
Suspended for substance abuse on April 25, 2000

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JOSH GORDON
Cleveland Browns
1 year
The NFL suspended Gordon for violating the league's substance-abuse program for at least one year on Feb. 3, 2015.
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.

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TERRY TAYLOR
Detroit Lions
1 year
Suspended indefinitely for substance abuse on Sept. 20, 1990. Reinstated after one year.

FRANK WARREN
New Orleans Saints
1 year
Suspended indefinitely for substance abuse on April 13, 1990. Reinstated after one year.

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LEON LETT
Dallas Cowboys
1 year
Suspended for substance abuse on Dec. 3, 1996.

TYRONE ROBERTSON
Buffalo Bills
1 year
Suspended for substance abuse on Dec. 10, 2002.

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ROOSEVELT POTTS
Indianapolis Colts
1 year
Suspended for substance abuse on Aug. 20, 1996.

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CARTLTON HASELRIG
New York Jets
1 year
Suspended for substance abuse on Nov. 27, 1995.

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ART SCHLICHTER
Indianapolis Colts
1 year
Suspended for gambling in June 1983.

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EARL FERRELL
Phoenix Cardinals
1 year
Suspended for substance abuse on April 25, 1990. Retired after being notified of the suspension.

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CHUCK LEVY
Arizona Cardinals
1 year
Suspended for substance abuse on Aug. 25, 1995.

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TIM WORLEY
Pittsburgh Steelers
1 year
Suspended on April 29, 1992 for skipping two mandatory drug tests.

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ALEX KARRAS
Detroit Lions
1 year
Suspended for gambling in 1963.

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MIKE REILLY
Los Angeles Rams
1 year
Suspended for substance abuse in 1983.

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PAUL HORNUNG
Green Bay Packers
1 year
Suspended indefinitely for gambling in 1963. Reinstated after one year.

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LARRY WEBSTER
Balitmore Ravens
1 year
Suspended for substance abuse on Aug. 20, 1996.

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JOSH EVANS
Tennessee Titans
1 year
Suspended for substance abuse on June 20, 2000.

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ONTERRIO SMITH
Minnesota Vikings
1 year
Suspended for substance abuse on June 7, 2005.

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KENDYLL POPE
Indianapolis Colts
1 year
Suspended for substance abuse on Aug. 31, 2005.

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RICKY WILLIAMS
Miami Dolphins
1 year Suspended for substance abuse on April 25, 2006.

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KOREN ROBINSON
Green Bay Packers
1 year
Suspended for substance abuse on Oct. 17, 2006.

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SEAN PAYTON
New Orleans Saints
1 year
Suspended for his involvement in the Saints' bounty system on March 21, 2012.

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