NFL suspends Chiefs TE Harris one game for drug violation

Demetrius Harris (84) celebrates his touchdown catch against the Patriots last September.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris was suspended one game without pay by the NFL on Tuesday for violating its substance abuse policy.

Harris pleaded guilty in March in Bates County, Missouri, to one count of marijuana possession and one count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to two days in jail, fined $500 and given two years’ probation along with 80 hours of community service.

Harris must also complete an NFL drug program.

The 26-year-old Harris has been the backup to Travis Kelce, though he’s been relatively disappointing ever since the Chiefs drafted the college basketball player out of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has played four seasons in Kansas City, setting career highs with 18 catches and 224 yards in 2017.