Newly acquired Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes has been suspended without pay by the NFL for the first four regular-season games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
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The league announced the suspension Monday, a day after the Jets acquired the talented but troubled Holmes from the Pittsburgh Steelers for a fifth-round pick in this month's draft.
Holmes is eligible to participate in the team's offseason program and in all preseason practices and games.
The 26-year-old Holmes is coming off his best season, with 79 catches for 1,248 yards and five touchdowns. He is also facing a lawsuit in Florida from a woman who claims he threw a glass at her. A witness has since taken responsibility, according to Holmes' lawyer.
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Posted: 4/12/10 8:36PM ET