The NFL finally made an announcement about an Arizona Cardinals player and a suspension, but it wasn't Daryl Washington. Saturday the league announced tackle Bobby Massie will be suspended the first two games of the season under the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. The announcement comes after Massie had appealed his reported original suspension.
It was nearly a month ago when the story broke that Massie was facing a three-game suspension.
Massie was arrested for DUI the weekend of the Super Bowl after he was found in his car sleeping at the Cardinals team facility in Tempe.
After details came out, he wasn't originally just sleeping it off, as many speculated. He blew a BAC of .136 (well above the legal limit of .08) and that was when he was arrested. He admitted he had been at the Sand Bar and had gone to the facility (this was after 2 AM) to pick up his Super Bowl tickets. The security working did not recognize the car and called the police.
He also reportedly was confused as to what state he was in and also said he was "a little f**ked up" and that he had been every day for the last 10 years.
League guidelines now call for a minimum two-game suspension for DUI and it can be more if there are other circumstances.
Massie appealed the reported three-game suspension. His appeal worked as well as it could.
In his place at right tackle, it is believed Earl Watford will play for the first two weeks.
Massie does not currently count against the 53-man roster for the Cardinals. When he is reinstated after the team's game against the Chicago Bears, the team will have to make a roster move. There are currently nine offensive linemen on the roster, not including Massie.