Current Detroit Lion and former Clemson safety, Jayron Kearse, has been suspended three games by the NFL for violation of its substance abuse policy. 

In March, Kearse signed a one year deal worth $2.75 million with the Detriot Lions. This deal came after he spent his first four years with the Minnesota Vikings.

Last October, Kearse was charged with a DWI and carrying a firearm without a permit and it is not been made known if thIs suspension is related to that arrest. He will now be eligible to return to action when the Lions visit the Arizona Cardinals on September 27th.

“We were aware of the situation in free agency and obviously vetted the situation,” Lions coch Matt Patricia said. “We talked with Jayron and felt comfortable with him, and the situation.”

“We have gotten to know him a lot more since free agency and just felt comfortable with all of it. We knew it was something that was coming. It’s a league matter and I’ll leave it at that. But it is something we were aware of during free agency.”

Last season with the Vikings he had 19 tackles, one interception, and six pass deflections. During his four seasons in the NFL he’s played in 62 games, which includes five starts. Over that time Kearse has registered 79 tackles, a half sack, a fumble recovery, eight pass deflections, and an interception.

While at Clemson the south Florida native had seven interceptions, 11 passes defended, and 164 stops (11.5 for loss/3 sacks) in three seasons..

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