New York Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis has been suspended without pay for the first game of the regular season and fined $100,000 by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Ellis, 31, was arrested in November and charged with possession of marijuana, speeding and driving without insurance after being pulled over by police in Hanover, N.J.
With the suspension, the Jets will be without two defensive starters for their season opener against the Texans on Sept 13. Linebacker Calvin Pace was suspended in July for four games without pay for violating the league's performance-enhancing substance policy.
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