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Reports: Breeland Speaks suspended four games for violating NFL’s substance-abuse policy

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The Chiefs defensive lineman is currently on injured reserve.

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Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Breeland Speaks has been suspended four games by the NFL, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

Nate Taylor of The Athletic added that the suspension is as a result of violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Since Speaks started the season on injured reserve after surgery to repair an MCL sprain and meniscus damage in his knee, he was ineligible to return at any time this year, anyway.

As Yates notes, Speaks will serve his suspension the next four weeks while on IR.

The Chiefs issued the following statement on Speaks’ suspension:

“The NFL notified the Kansas City Chiefs of Breeland Speaks’ four-game suspension. We will have no comment at this time.”