has suspended free agent running back LenDale White for
four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy and
free agent defensive tackle Hollis Thomas
for eight games for
violating its performance-enhancing substances policy.
League spokesman Randall Liu confirmed the suspensions Thursday
in an e-mail to The Associated Press.
White has acknowledged smoking marijuana. But he and Herman
White, an uncle who has been training the running back since his
release in May by Seattle, don't think that was the reason the
Seahawks abruptly cut him weeks after trading for him.
If White signs with a team he will be eligible to practice and
play in preseason
games, but he must miss the first four
regular-season games of 2010.
Thomas split last season with the Carolina Panthers
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