Aug 27 2013, 12:05am CDT | by Poch de la Rosa
This development was confirmed by Bob Sansevere and Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press on August 26. They also report that the Vikings' Pro-Bowl fullback hasn't seen action during the current preseason after he had an appendectomy on August 14.
The exact reason for the ban wasn't divulged, but Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports says it is linked to Felton's suspicion of DUI in June 2012, citing two people with knowledge of the situation. The DUI suspicion has since been reduced to reckless driving.
"We respect the league's decision, and Jerome understands it. Jerome is focused on returning to the playing field in week four vs. Pittsburgh."
He re-signed with the Vikings over the summer to the tune of a three-year deal worth $7.5 million. With him out, Rhett Ellison will be most likely tapped to fill in for him at fullback once the 2013 season kicks off.
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