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Chiefs TE Harris suspended 1 game by NFL for drug violation

Posted: 3:28 PM, May 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-22 16:28:43-04
Chiefs TE Harris suspended 1 game by NFL for drug violation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris was suspended one game without pay by the NFL on Tuesday for violating its substance abuse policy.

Harris pleaded guilty in March in Bates County, Missouri, to one count of marijuana possession and one count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to two days in jail, fined $500, and given two years' probation along with 80 hours of community service.

Harris must also complete an NFL drug program.

The 26-year-old Harris has been the backup to Travis Kelce, though he's been relatively disappointing ever since the Chiefs drafted the college basketball player out of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He's played four seasons in Kansas City, and last season set career highs with 18 catches and 224 years.

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