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Is a DUI a substance abuse violation?

Postby BeefSandwiches » Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:49 pm

I have done some searching around and found excerpts of the policy which refer to alcohol as one of the substances of abuse, but I couldn't find anything directly pertaining to a DUI. I have also tried to research any precedent of players getting a DUI and it being considering a violation of the policy.

Does anyone know? Or does anyone has any past examples?
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Postby BeefSandwiches » Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:54 pm

Of course...immediately after I post this I found a partial answer.

Commissioner Paul Tagliabue's authority is detailed in the league's policy on substance abuse, including alcohol. Punishment for the first offense generally is a fine of no more than $20,000, according to the policy, with more severe consequences for repeat offenders.

"Discipline for a second or subsequent offense is likely to be suspension, the duration of which may escalate for repeat offenses," according to the policy.

The league requires counseling for players with substance abuse problems.


It sounds like it is considered a violation if it results in a conviction and a suspension is considered for multiple offenses.
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Postby lmcjaho » Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:24 am

I take it this is in response to the Droughns situation?
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