Today the Detroit Lions found out that one of their 2nd round picks from last year, running back Mikel LeShoure, will serve a two game suspension for violation of the league's substance abuse policy. Well publicized are the arrests that occurred during the offseason which lead to the 2 game ban. LeShoure will also be stripped of an additional two game checks, so his mistakes will cost him roughly 1/4 of his 2012 salary.
This may seem like bad news to LeShoure and the Lions, but I think this is actually a good development. LeShoure is working hard to rehab the achilles injury he suffered last year in training camp. I asked him how he was feeling on twitter today, and he said it was "feeling wonderful". So this, hopefully, just prevents him from rushing back too quickly by giving him a few extra weeks. Hopefully the league's discipline that was handed down also helps him put all of this behind him. He seems like a genuine and down to earth guy, so I think he will let this serve as a learning experience.