Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali will be suspended one game by the NFL for a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy. He will also be fined one additional game check. Hali will miss the Chiefs season-opener game Sept. 9 against Atlanta. Hali will be eligible to practice for the next two weeks and play in the final two preseason games. He won’t practice the week of the Atlanta game or play against the Falcons.
“Tamba’s situation is unfortunate,” said Kansas City Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli. ”Obviously, we are disappointed and will miss him during this suspension, but the NFL’s policies are very clear and we respect the league’s decision in this matter. We are unable to comment further on this matter or any aspect of the NFL’s Drug Policy.”