The NFL has announced it has suspended Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. without pay for the first game of the 2018 regular season for violating the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy.
According to Ian Rapoport, the suspension stems from a 2017 arrest. The 2015 first round pick was arrested in July 2017 for simple battery and committing mischief and ended up pleading no contest to battery, criminal mischief and petty theft. He is currently serving a one-year probation.
Fowler will be eligible to return to the Jaguars’ active roster on Monday, September 10 following the team’s September 9 game against the New York Giants.
“We were informed today of Dante’s one-game suspension and we will abide by the league’s ruling,” said Jaguars EVP Tom Coughlin. “We’ll work to get Dante ready to play when he is able to return.”
Fowler is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.
We’ll update as the story progresses.