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Vikings release running back Roc Thomas

FILE PHOTO: Vikings rookie running back Roc Thomas talks to the media at Vikings Training Camp. Photo: KSTP/Jeff Brioschi
FILE PHOTO: Vikings rookie running back Roc Thomas talks to the media at Vikings Training Camp.

Updated: July 23, 2019 05:34 PM

The Minnesota Vikings released recently suspended running back Roc Thomas on Monday. 

Last Tuesday, Thomas was suspended for three games for violation of the league's susbtance abuse policy.

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Thomas admitted to felony marijuana possession in May but was sentenced to probation the same month, with the charge dismissed if he completes probation. 

Officers executed a search warrant of Thomas' apartment Jan. 16 after complaints about the smell of marijuana. Police found 143 grams of marijuana and nearly $16,000 in cash.

Thomas, 23, played in five games last season and had 10 touches for 51 yards. He played 29 snaps on offense and 59 on special teams, according to ESPN.

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