Patriots’ LeGarrette Blount Suspended 1 Game in 2015

Photo Credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images

In the upcoming season, there looks to be a bit of turbulence for Patriot’s running back, LeGarrette Blount. A statement from an National Football League (NFL) spokesperson has been released that says the following.

“LeGarrette Blount of the New England Patriots has been suspended without pay for the first game of the 2015 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Blount is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.”

Unfortunately due to his arrest, along with Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell for marijuana possession last August, he will not be playing in the Pat’s season opener. He was dropped from the Steelers last November after a string of unfortunate events, but Blount’s charge was dropped in January after completing community service. The NFL is tightening up on carrying out their policies after all that has occurred during 2014 throughout the league.

Blount has provided the Patriots with stability at the running back position. Knowing Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick, Blount will need to prove his way back to the top of the depth chart. Belichick has been known to throw a variety of players into the infamous doghouse.

Overall it is the right thing to do, but an upset after the past season. As a two-year Patriot, Blount has totaled 1,053 rushing yards and ten touchdowns.