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    NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse 2008

    I hope I dont get in trouble for this. There have been a number of questions about the NFLs Drug policy and the implications. Here are a few extracts from the National Football League Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse 2008 agreed by the National Football League Players Association and the National Football League Management Council
    Concerning Suspension Period:
    "NFL" wrote:
    The disciplinary period will begin on the date set in the NFL’s notification to the player of his suspension, subject to any appeal (in the case of The Williams their suspension began on Tuesday Dec 2nd). If there are fewer than the prescribed number of games remaining when the suspension begins, including any post-season games for which the club qualifies, the suspension will continue into the next regular season until the prescribed number of games has been missed.
    Concerning Payment/ Wages:
    "NFL" wrote:
    During any suspension, the player will not receive any pay, including pay for any post-season game that he misses because of his suspension, except as provided by Article XLII, Section 4 of the CBA. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a bye week occurs during a suspension period, the player will receive his compensation for the bye week in equal installments over the remainder of the season after expiration of his suspension for as long as he is under contract and with the club that he was under contract with at the time of the commencement of his suspension.
    Concerning Play Offs/ Post Season:
    "NFL" wrote:
    In regard to all suspensions other than a banishment imposed pursuant to Stage Three of the Intervention Program, the player shall be eligible to participate in all off-season (not including post-season games) and pre-season club functions, training programs, practices, pre-season games and meetings, up to and including the date of the team’s last pre-season game in the next NFL season.[...]
    Any suspension without pay imposed pursuant to the terms of this Policy shall include post-season games played by his team if, at the time of suspension, an insufficient number of games remain in the regular season to satisfy the period of suspension. Similarly, any fines remaining owed at the conclusion of the regular season will continue to be deducted from a player’s post-season compensation, if any[...]

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    Re: NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse 2008


    There should be a policy for being a dumb fuck!

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    Re: NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse 2008

    Taking a substance that contains a banned substance because it is a masking agent, is not the same as substance abuse.

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