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NFL: Redskins' Trent Williams Suspended for Violating Substance Abuse Policy



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    Trent Williams covers his face with a towel against the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at FedExField Jan. 10, 2016. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams is suspended for the next four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

    The Washington Post reported Williams missed a drug test.

    The suspension began immediately and continues through the team's Dec. 4 game against the Arizona Cardinals. 

    Williams also will miss games against the Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys.

    “Today, Trent Williams was suspended by the NFL under the terms of the Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse for the next four games," the team said in a statement. "We met with Trent today to discuss this unfortunate news. Per the terms of the Policy, Trent will be permitted to participate in team meetings and workout at the Redskins’ facilities throughout this time. The Redskins are counting on Trent to help our team when he returns from suspension.”

    Williams previously received a four-game suspension after testing positive multiple times for marijuana during the 2011 season, the Associated Press reported. He has only missed three games since 2012.

    The suspension will cost Williams more than $1.6 million.

    Williams, a four-time Pro Bowler, is a team captain.