‘Tis the season for learning about suspensions across the National Football League, and on Tuesday the hammer fell on the Minnesota Vikings.
#Vikings RB Roc Thomas has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the 2019 regular season for violating the NFL’s policy and program on substances of abuse. This stems from his felony marijuana arrest for which he received probation.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 16, 2019
Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Vikings running back Roc Thomas has been suspended for the first three games of the 2019 season.
Thomas was arrested back in January and cited for possession of marijuana, and pled guilty to fifth-degree possession back in early May. Neighbors had complained of the smell of marijuana coming from Thomas’ apartment, and a subsequent search turned up the drug and paraphernalia.
The suspension means that, while Thomas counts against the Vikings’ 90-man roster for the time being, he would not count against the 53-man roster for the first three weeks of the season should the Vikings keep him around.
Thomas joins cornerback Holton Hill in serving a suspension to start the 2019 season. Hill will be serving a four-game suspension for violating the league’s rule against performance enhancing substances.