The Cleveland Browns have suspended defensive back Tashaun Gipson for one game for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Gipsson has been suspended for one season.
The suspension is a one-game suspension, but he could be suspended for the rest of the season.
The Browns have been one of the worst teams in the league in 2016.
The Browns allowed an NFL-high 17 sacks and were a combined 19th in sacks allowed (7.8).
Gipson was a member of the Browns for eight seasons before the team traded him to the Buffalo Bills in the offseason.
The move was widely criticized and sparked protests throughout the NFL, but it ended up being a positive for the team.
The team has struggled on offense and lost five of six games.
Cleveland had the second-worst rushing attack in the NFL last season.
The Browns also have a history of suspended players being suspended for longer.
Defensive tackle Terrance Plummer was suspended for three games for violating a substance abuse program after he tested positive for marijuana.
Plummer said he didn’t realize his use of the drug was illegal and his positive test was “just a mistake.”
He returned to the Browns in 2020 and has not played since.