Marcell Dareus will be suspended four games for a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The defensive lineman was suspended one game in 2015 for the same infraction, and becomes the second Alabama player dealing with such a suspension as former Crimson Tide linebacker Rolando McClain is set to serve a 10-game suspension to begin the year.
During his thee-year career in Tuscaloosa, Dareus collected 70 tackles, 11 sacks and an interception.
After earning First-Team All-SEC honors and BCS National Championship MVP in 2010, Dareus was drafted with the No. 3 overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.
In five seasons, Darues has accumulated 253 tackles, 30.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.