BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Bills linebacker Tyrel Dodson has been suspended for six games without pay for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. Dodson's suspension begins immediately and he is eligible to return to the Bills' active roster on October 28th.
Back in May, Dodson was arrested for domestic violence and disorderly conduct charges after his girlfriend told police he became physical with her during an argument. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL, Dodson reached a plea deal, pleading guilty to the disorderly conduct charge. Following the preseason, Dodson was put on the NFL commissioner's exempt list.
Dodson took to Instagram on Thursday evening, releasing the following message: "As you guys know. It’s been a tough 2019 for me. The devil continues to throw me punches. I’ve continued to stayed prayed up & FAITHFUL to the Man above. So thankful for the @buffalobills & my family. I couldn’t have made it this far without any of you guys. I can’t wait to blossom in Buffalo! This is a message to everyone struggling right now! SMILE, because it’s beautiful in the struggle."
Dodson signed with the Bills as an undrafted free agent. During the preseason, he recorded nearly 20 tackles in four games.