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NFL suspends Letroy Guion for 3 games, appeal expected, per report

The Packers defensive lineman stands to miss the first three games of the season pending appeal.

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The Green Bay Packers finally know the length of Letroy Guion's suspension. According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, the NFL has suspended the defensive lineman for the first three games of the regular season. The report also states that Guion plans to fight the three-game ban through the appeals process.

If the appeal stands, Guion would miss the team's matchups with the Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs, the latter two of which take place in primetime. The Packers re-signed B.J. Raji and have Mike Pennel and Josh Boyd on the roster, so they shouldn't lack for alternatives at nose tackle. As Demovsky speculated on Twitter, Guion stands a decent chance of cutting his suspension through appeal.

Guion positioned himself in the league's crosshairs after police arrested him in Florida with roughly 3/4 a pound of marijuana, $200,000 in cash and an unloaded gun. Guion appears to have settled the matter from the legal side, though he has yet to regain possession of his money and car.

Last season, Guion recorded 32 tackles, 3 1/2 sacks, one forced fumble and one batted pass. The Packers re-signed Guion to a one-year, $2.75 million deal earlier this offseason.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an SB Nation newsdesk contributor and NFL writer for Sports on Earth.