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Junior Galette suspended 2 games for January domestic violence incident

The Washington linebacker is already out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon.

Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Washington linebacker Junior Galette has been suspended by the NFL for two games for a domestic violence incident in January, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

He was arrested and charged with domestic violence, but the charge was later dropped. The woman involved in the incident filed a civil suit against Galette, but the suit was dismissed in September.

The suspension won't affect Galette on the field, as he is out for the season after tearing his Achilles tendon during training camp. He will lose two paychecks, however:

Galette met with league investigators about the incident in June, and said he didn't expect to be suspended.

Washington inked Galette to a one-year deal in late July, despite his release from the New Orleans Saints a week prior. Galette had signed a four-year, $41.5 million deal from the Saints in 2014, and it was obviously a huge red flag when the team opted to release him after multiple off-field incidents.

There were at least three incidents, including the one in January. The second arrest came just a couple weeks before Galette's release from the Saints. Galette was found to be driving with a suspended license and without proper tags. He was charged with three misdemeanors.

Lastly, there was the surfacing of a video which shows a man reported to be Galette striking a woman during a massive brawl. That video was posted back in early 2013, and Galette has denied it is him in the video. Still, his release came not long after that video was discovered by the media.

That didn't stop Washington from signing him a week later. He was on a split contract, meaning he only made $413,000 instead of the $745,000 that he would have been guaranteed if he had stayed healthy until Week 1.