The offseason for Buffalo Bills running backs hasn't exactly gone according to plan.
The Bills announced on Friday afternoon that second-year running back Karlos Williams has been suspended by the National Football League for the first four-games of the season. The suspension stems from a violation of the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
The team issued the following statement following the release of the suspension:
“As an organization, we are disappointed that Karlos has put himself in this situation," the Bills said. "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.”
Williams, already in hot water with the team for showing up to mandatory minicamp overweight and out of football shape, will miss the first four games of the season, and during the regular season, will not be eligible to be with the team until Monday, October 3 -- the day after the team's October 2 game against New England.