Friday, 21 Sep 2018
Sport

Dante Fowler suspends a game for 2017 incident

The Jaguars will open the new season without the help of Dante Fowler, Jr.

The defensive end of the third year was a game without pay for violating the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, the team announced on Friday] Fowler will miss Jacksonville's week-1 start against the Giants before leaving for the second week of the match Clubs will return with the Patriots. He is entitled to participate in all preparatory games and games.

"We were informed today about Dante's one-game suspension and will stick to the league's decision," said Tom Coughlin, executive vice president of football operations for Tom Guy. "We'll work on Dante's willingness to play when he can go back."

Fowler was sentenced to probation and fines in March after being charged with three offenses for his arrest in St. Petersburg in July 2017. Florida

Fowler, the third overall Draft 2015 figure, was arrested after being seen killing a man after a "brief verbal confrontation" in a St. Petersburg parking lot. Fowler then stepped on the man's glasses, "a lens break," according to the report. Florida prosecutor's office, Bernie McCabe's office, believed Fowler had deliberately caused bodily harm and "willfully and maliciously" damaged the man's property.

Fowler lost his entire rookie season due to a knee injury, with 12 campaigns over the past two years, with eight of those takedowns coming a year ago. Fortunately, Jacksonville has depth with Calais Campbell, Yannick Ngakoue and Dawuane Smoot out there, while Malik Jackson and Marcell Dareus are devastating the middle.

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