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Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers suspended for violating NFL's substance abuse policy

Gathers will miss the season opener against the New York Giants on Sept. 8.
Credit: AP
Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers participates in drills at the team's NFL football training facility in Frisco, Texas, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS — The NFL has suspended Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers for one game for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Gathers will miss the season opener against the New York Giants on Sept. 8.

Gathers is ineligible to practice or play for Week 1, but he can participate in all offseason and preseason activities including training camp.

He's eligible to return on Sept. 9.

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