Tamba Hali Suspended 1 Game By NFL For Substance Abuse Violation

SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 28: Linebacker Tamba Hali #91 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after recovering a fumble on a sack of quarterback Matt Hasselbeck of the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on November 28 2010 in Seattle Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali has been suspended one game by the NFL for a substance abuse violation

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali has been suspended without pay for one game by the NFL for a substance abuse violation.

Hali is eligible to continue practicing with the Chiefs throughout training camp and may participate in Kansas City's two remaining preseason games.

Hali, Kansas City's first-round draft pick in 2006, recorded a team-high 12 sacks in 2011 and is regarded as one of the best 3-4 linebackers in all of football.

Kansas City will take on Matt Ryan and the explosive Atlanta Falcons in Week 1 on Sept. 9. Hali will be eligible to rejoin the active roster on Sept. 10.

Hali has also been fined one additional game check for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

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