NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure has earned a two-game suspension following two marijuana citations, the NFL announced Wednesday.
Leshoure, who pleaded guilty to pot possession charges in Michigan twice during the off-season, was found guilty of violating the NFL's substance-abuse program, the league said.
The 22-year-old will lose four game checks as part of the punishment.
Lions President Tom Lewand indicated on the team's Web site he supports the ruling, adding he wants the Lions "to uphold a greater standard of behavior."
Detroit has dealt with other marijuana-related incidents during the off-season.
Offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath was arrested for possession in South Carolina. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley was cited on separate charges of possession and driving under the influence of alcohol in Alabama.
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