The NFL announced (per Chris Tomasson) Friday that Vikings LB Kentrell Brothers has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2018 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Brothers is, however, eligible to return to the Vikings’ active roster on Sept. 28.
Tomasson notes that Brothers’ suspension will cost him $148,235 of his $630,000 base salary for the 2018 season.
Brothers, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Vikings back in 2016. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $2.57 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $630,000 and $720,000 over the final two years of the agreement.
In 2017, Brothers appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings and recorded 13 tackles and no sacks or interceptions.