Packers Geronimo Allison suspended without pay for violating NFL substance abuse policy

Posted at 3:19 PM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 20:41:01-04

The NFL has suspended Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison without pay for the first game of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Allison will be eligible to return to the Packers’ active roster on Monday, Sept. 11 following the team’s Sept. 10 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

He is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.

Allison was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession last September stemming from a traffic stop in Manitowoc County. He reached a plea deal with prosecutors in April, paying $330 to settle the charge after it was amended to a local violation.