The Kansas City Chiefs released a statement Friday regarding CB Sean Smith‘s three-game suspension:
This morning the NFL notified the club that cornerback Sean Smith will serve a three-game suspension effective Week 1 of the regular season. We respect and support the league’s decision in this matter and will have no further comment on the situation.
An NFL spokesperson also issues a statement regarding the matter:
Sean Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the 2015 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Smith will be eligible to return to the Chiefs’ active roster on Tuesday, September 29 following the team’s September 28 game against the Green Bay Packers.
Smith is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.
- Ian Rapoport reports that Smith hit a street lamp during the DUI incident, which led to the third game of his suspension.
Smith, 28, signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract that included $7.465 million guaranteed as a free agent back in 2013. He’s now in the final year of his contract and stands to make a base salary of $4.25 million for the upcoming season.
In 2014, Smith recorded 49 tackles, one interception, and 18 pass defenses for the Chiefs. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 5 cornerback out of 108 qualifying players.