Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Lett Awaits Word Report: NFL May Suspend Cowboy for Four Games

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Lett Awaits Word Report: NFL May Suspend Cowboy for Four Games

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DALLAS -- The NFL has not determined the length of Leon Lett's latest suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, a league official said yesterday.

Lett was indefinitely suspended last month after another transgression landed him in the third stage of the league's drug and alcohol program.

Unlike his previous suspension, which automatically meant an entire season on the sidelines, the length of this suspension is ultimately up to NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

The Dallas Morning News, citing several sources involved in the process, reported yesterday that Tagliabue has told associates he is considering a four-game suspension.

League spokesman Greg Aiello refused to confirm or deny the report.

"We've said what we have to say," Aiello said. "The commissioner has not addressed the case."

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he expects a decision from Tagliabue this week.

"I'm totally in the dark -- totally -- as to what [Tagliabue] may or may not do," Jones said. …

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