Former MU linebacker suspended nine weeks by NFL

Former University of Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers has been suspended by the National Football League for a second time.  With a second violation against the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy, this time, the hit against Brothers is nine games.

Brothers has spent the first four seasons of his pro career with the Minnesota Vikings, having been suspended for four games back in the 2018 season.  He currently is a free agent, meaning as Training Camps approach, if signed by another team, that team would have to wait nine games before Brothers can play.

At Missouri, Brothers had a 357 tackle career from 2012 to 2015, and was a First-Team All-SEC performer and Second-Team All-American in 2015.  He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by Minnesota.

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