May 22, 2018 / 8:40 PM / 3 months ago

KC Chiefs tight end Harris suspended for opening game over marijuana

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris has been suspended without pay for the opening game of the 2018 season due to violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, the league announced.

Aug 27, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris (right) picks up yardage after being tackled by Chicago Bears strong safety Harold Jones-Quartey (top) and cornerback Tracy Porter (left) during the first half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters Picture Supplied by Action Images

Harris will miss the Sept. 9 contest against the Los Angeles Chargers. He can rejoin the Chiefs the following day.

“We respect and support the league’s decision in this matter and will have no further comment on the situation,” the Chiefs said in a statement.

Harris served two days in jail in March, stemming from a marijuana arrest in Bates County, Mo., 12 months earlier. He also received two years probation, was fined $500 and was ordered to complete 80 hours of community service and an NFL drug program.

Harris, the No. 2 tight end behind star Travis Kelce, caught 18 passes for 224 yards and one touchdown last season.

In 56 career games (30 starts), Harris has 45 receptions for 441 yards and three touchdowns.

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