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NFL suspensions taking a heavy toll on 2014 already

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Some of the biggest names in the sport have already been banned, headlined by some top-notch linebackers.

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SB Nation 2014 NFL Guide

Every year, the NFL tries to crack down on players using performance-enhancing drugs and illegal substances of any kind, including drugs such as marijuana. This offseason is no different, and quite a few players have already been nabbed by the league.

In 2014, the NFL has suspended more than 20 players for violations so far, with some of the biggest names in the game on the list. Let's take a look at the details in the chart below:

Player Reason Length First offense? Cost
Jakar Hamilton Substance abuse 4 games Yes N/A
Donald Stephenson
PEDs 4 games Yes $171,617
Dwayne Bowe
Marijuana arrest
1 game No $691,175
Spencer Nealy
PEDs
4 games Yes $98,823
Reshad Jones
PEDs
4 games Yes $849,411
Eric Herman
PEDs
4 games Yes $98,823
Brian Tyms
PEDs
4 games Yes $116,470
Ace Sanders
Substance abuse
4 games Yes $116,470
Matt Prater Violated the substance abuse policy 4 games No $750,000
Ray Rice Conduct detrimental to the league 2 games Yes $528,588
Fred Davis Substance abuse Indefinite No N/A
Jake Knott PEDs 4 games Yes $116,470.00
Brandon Moore Substance abuse 4 games Yes $98,823.00
Frank Alexander Substance abuse 4 games Yes $134,117.00
Stedman Bailey PEDs 4 games Yes $120,551.00
Robert Mathis PEDs 4 games Yes $705,882.00
Daryl Washington Substance abuse 1 year No $3,000,000.00
Will Hill Substance abuse 6 games No $201,176.00
Jayron Hosley Substance abuse 4 games Yes $134,117.00
Lane Johnson PEDs 4 games Yes $123,750.00
Dion Jordan PEDs 4 games Yes $123,750.00
Rokevious Watkins Substance abuse 4 games No $123,750.00
LaVon Brazill PEDs 1 year No $570,000.00
Nigel Bradham Conduct detrimental to the league 1 game Yes TBA
Orlando Scandrick PEDs 4 games Yes $187,500.00
Brandon Meriweather Player safety violation 2 games No $106,875.00
Jerome Simpson Substance abuse 3 games No $168,199.00
Josh Gordon Substance abuse 1 year No $825,604
Aldon Smith Substance abuse/Personal Conduct 9 games No $1,314,255.00
Chris Lewis-Harris Substance abuse 2 games Yes $61,875
Wes Welker PEDs 4 games Yes $1,882,352