Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Mike Pennel will serve another four-game suspension for violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Pennel will be eligible to return for any postseason games.
It’s Pennel’s second four-game suspension this season, violating the league’s substance abuse policy for a second time. He also missed the first four games of the season.
Pennel resolved a lawsuit that he filed in Ohio federal court earlier this week. Pennel could have been suspended six to 10 games for a second violation.
The Packers say they won’t comment any further on Tuesday’s announcement.
Pennel has just five tackles in eight games but did have a tackle for loss against the Houston Texans on Sunday. His departure likely means more snaps for rookie Dean Lowery who had his best game last Sunday.
AUDIO: Teammate T.J. Lang on Pennel’s second suspension :15
AUDIO: T.J. Lang reacts to Pennel’s second suspension :16