Orchard Park, NY—The Buffalo Bills have been notified by the NFL office that RB Karlos Williams has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season.

The league has provided the following statement:


Karlos Williams of the Buffalo Bills has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2016 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Williams will be eligible to return to the Bills’ active roster on Monday, October 3 following the team’s October 2 game against the New England Patriots.

Williams is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

[Note: The NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse is posted on nflcommunications.com. After logging in, click on “About NFL” from the homepage and then “NFL Policies.”]

Additionally, the Buffalo Bills have released the following team statement:

“As an organization, we are disappointed that Karlos has put himself in this situation. Poor decisions such as this affect not only the individual, but the entire Bills organization. We will continue to work with Karlos through the various player programs we provide to assist him in making better decisions moving forward.”

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