The Detroit Lions have released a statement on the news that running back Mikel Leshoure has been suspended two games and docked an additional two game checks. The statement comes from Lions president Tom Lewand, and you can check it out below (via the Lions' official site).
"We support the Commissioner’s decision regarding Mikel and appreciate the dialogue that we have had with the League office concerning the matter.
"As we have previously stated, we expect every member of our organization to uphold a greater standard of behavior. If that standard is not upheld, those responsible will be held accountable.
"Our belief and expectation is that Mikel will continue to learn from this experience and use it as positive motivation moving forward."
The length of the suspension is just about what everybody figured it'd be -- no more than a couple games. The specific reason for the suspension is that Leshoure violated the NFL's substance abuse policy. In terms of his paycheck, Leshoure is being suspended for four games, but he will be eligible to play in Week 3 of the regular season.
What are your thoughts on Leshoure's suspension?