The Detroit Lions are going to be without running back Mikel Leshoure for at least a little while longer, according to Tim Twentyman on the official website. The report says that Leshoure is going to be handed a two-game suspension on Wednesday after he was cited twice this offseason for marijuana possession with only a couple weeks in between the citations.
Usually, a player will be fined after one transgression of this kind, but given the fact that his citations were so close to one another, many felt a suspension was guaranteed. Leshoure missed his entire rookie season after tearing his Achilles tendon in training camp a season ago. He still has not played in a game with the Lions, and now he'll miss at least two more.
That being said, he's expected to be healthy for the season. The extra two weeks could be very good for him, as Achilles tendon injuries are very serious, especially for a running back. Leshoure is expected to be docked two additional game checks as a fine for this incident, and according to Dave Birkett on Twitter, that will end up costing him $109,411.