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[May 27, 2014]  May 25 (The Sports Xchange) - A new NFL substance-abuse policy would include automatically suspending players who get a DUI, according to NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk.

The proposal includes first-time offenders. It also imposes a fine that amounts to one game check. The new policy will be implemented when an HGH testing agreement is reached.

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A lawyer for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice explained, in hypothetical terms, the February incident that got Rice arrested on assault charges.

Rice was arrested following an altercation he had with his fiancee Janay Palmer in Atlantic City, N.J., on Feb. 15 in which he struck her. They married later in the month.

"Let's assume for the sake of argument ... that Ray wasn't the first person that hit and Ray was getting repeatedly hit but just Ray hit harder, fired one back and hit harder," Rice's lawyer, Michael Diamondstein, told a New Jersey radio station.

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A New York Jets fan in California paid $820 for the jersey quarterback Mark Sanchez wore during his infamous "Butt Fumble" play in 2012. (Editing by Frank Pingue)

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