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League suspends Patriots RB Faulk 1 game for drug infraction

Updated: August 30, 2008, 8:33 PM ET
Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The NFL has suspended New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk for the team's opening game against the Kansas City Chiefs for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Faulk was also fined two game checks.

Faulk's suspension began Saturday. He will be eligible to return to the team Sept. 8, the day after New England's opener against Kansas City.

In July, a judge in Lafayette, La., sentenced the 32-year-old Faulk to a year of probation after he pleaded ...

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