These league minimum guys really suffer when they get suspended, talk about a salary hit.

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Cowboys | Suspension will cost Coleman almost $191K
Wed, 23 Aug 2006 05:29:49 -0700

Todd Archer, of the Dallas Morning News, reports his four-game NFL suspension will cost Dallas Cowboys S Marcus Coleman almost $191,000. Coleman signed a one-year contract worth $810,000 that included two $20,000 roster bonuses. If suspended, Coleman would not earn the first bonus for being on the active roster for the first eight games. He is due another $20,000 if he is on the roster for the final eight games. His suspension is expected to keep him out until the team's game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Oct. 15.

Cowboys | Coleman facing a four-game suspension
Tue, 22 Aug 2006 12:16:11 -0700

Mac Engel, of the Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys S Marcus Coleman is facing a four-game suspension from the NFL. League sources confirmed Tuesday, Aug. 22, that Coleman has violated the NFL's substance-abuse policies. He's expected to be suspended for the first four games of the regular season. In July 2004, Coleman was convicted of a drunken driving charge in Houston. Coleman played the past four seasons for the Houston Texans.