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NFL suspends Panthers DE Frank Alexander for year

By The Sports Xchange
NFL suspends Panthers DE Frank Alexander for year
Carolina Panthers safety Roman Harper (41) celebrates with Frank Alexander (90) after Harper's 31-yard touchdown interception from Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during the first half of their NFL game at the Georgia Dome on December 28, 2014, in Atlanta. UPI/David Tulis | License Photo

The NFL on Tuesday suspended Carolina Panthers defensive Frank Alexander without pay for a minimum of one year for violating the Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse for a third time.

He is the third Panthers player to be suspended this week. On Monday, Panthers defensive end Wes Horton was suspended four games for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.

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Injured wide receiver Stephen Hill was suspended one game for violating the NFL's policy and program for substances of abuse.

Alexander, who is on injured reserve, was suspended twice last season for substance abuse violations.

Alexander was drafted out of Oklahoma in the fourth round in 2012.

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