Vikings FB Felton suspended for three games

Updated: August 26, 2013

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Minnesota Vikings All-Pro fullback Jerome
Felton has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the 2013
season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Felton is eligible to participate in the final week of the preseason, with his
suspension commencing on Aug. 31, but will not be allowed to return to
Minnesota’s active roster until Sept. 23 following the Vikings’ Week 3 contest
against the Cleveland Browns.

Felton earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors in his first season with the Vikings
last year, paving the way for Adrian Peterson to take home NFL MVP honors
after rushing for 2,097 yards, which is the second most in NFL history.

Over six seasons with Detroit, Carolina, Indianapolis and Minnesota, the 27-
year-old Felton has carried the ball 42 times for 136 yards while adding 37
catches for 315 yards in 72 career games, including 26 starts.