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Chiefs DE Breeland Speaks Suspended 4 Games

Breeland Speaks facing the Bengals
Breeland Speaks facing the Bengals | David Eulitt/Getty Images

Breeland Speaks is currently recovering from a torn ACL on injured reserve, but the NFL oddly decided to punish him.

Reports came out on Friday stating the Chiefs defensive end will be suspended the next four games without pay for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Speaks was put on IR after hurting his knee back in August and hasn't played a single regular season game in 2019. It was an unfortunate blow to the Chiefs defense, as Speaks recorded 24 tackles and a forced fumble as a rookie back in 2018.

Kansas City has struggled on the defensive side of the ball this year, allowing 373 yards per game, which is eighth most in the NFL. There's no question that Speaks' presence would've helped with this issue.

Speaks will have a significant amount of his paycheck for this season taken away as punishment, but won't miss any extra games as a result of the suspension, so he's pretty much being fined for his violation.