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NFL suspends Vikings RB Roc Thomas 3 games for violating substance abuse policy

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

Updated: July 16, 2019 03:30 PM

The NFL announced the suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Roc Thomas on Tuesday.

Thomas is suspended for three games for violation of the league's susbtance abuse policy. He will be allowed to participate in training camp and the preseason, according to a release. 

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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. 

RELATED: Vikings reserve RB Roc Thomas charged with possession of a controlled substance

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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