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Former Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman Suspended 4 Weeks

Field Yates reports that former Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman has been suspended by the NFL for the next four weeks of the season.

According to SeattlePI.com, Coleman has been sentenced to community service and probation following the hit-and-run collision that took place a year ago. As part of his sentence, Coleman will need to perform 240 hours of community service to be completed over six months along with a year of unsupervised probation.

Coleman was charged with felony hit-and-run and vehicular assault by King County prosecutors in Washington and was facing 12-14 months in jail for his role in the incident last we heard.

Bellevue police claimed that Coleman smoked synthetic marijuana before the crash that resulted in a serious injury to a separate driver.

Witness accounts mentioned that Coleman was traveling around 60 mph in a 35 mph zone when he swerved his truck into the center two-way left turn lane and swerved back, striking the rear of another car.

The Seahawks suspended Coleman following the accident before later reinstating him.

Coleman, 25, played out the final year of his three-year, $1.485 million rookie contract and had been testing the open market as a free agent for several months.

In 2015, Coleman appeared in 14 games and ran for 32 yards on eight carries to go along with one reception for no yards and zero touchdown.