Redskins’ offensive tackle Trent Williams suspended without pay for four games

Posted at 5:48 PM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 17:49:41-04

WASHINGTON – Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams has been suspended without pay for four games after violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Williams’ suspension is effective immediately. He will reutrn on December 5 after the team’s game against the Arizona Cardinals on December 4.

The Redskins released the following statement Tuesday:

“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. 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. Our focus will now turn to the Minnesota Vikings after our bye this upcoming weekend. Any questions related to this matter should be directed to the NFL or NFLPA.”