Chiefs Guard Slapped With 4-Game NFL Suspension

Three months ago, Rokevious Watkins had the opportunity to establish himself as a contender for the starting job at right guard for the Chiefs.

Now, he’ll be lucky to have a spot on the 53-man roster.

The NFL announced Thursday that Watkins has been suspended for the first four games of the 2014 regular season because of a violation of the league’s drug policy.

Watkins can participate in training camp and the pre-season, but will then have to serve four games on the sidelines. Of course, that’s if he’s still on the Chiefs roster or with another team. He would be eligible to return on September 30th.

Thursday afternoon the Chiefs acknowledged the NFL suspension and had no further comment on the situation.

This is the second strike against Watkins in the NFL drug program. He served a one-game suspension at the start of the 2013 season  after he was released by St. Louis and spent the pre-season with the Chiefs.

Back in March when Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah departed in free agency, the right-guard spot was wide open, with Watkins and Rishaw Johnson the favorites to fill that role from the returning roster. Both players have sunk behind sixth-round draft choice Zach Fulton, who finished the off-season program as the No. 1 left guard.

3 Responses to “Chiefs Guard Slapped With 4-Game NFL Suspension”

  • July 4, 2014  - ChuckXX says:

    2nd offense. Like I have always said these young men need a decent honest life Coach. They just don’t realize the incredible opportunity that has been given to them so they get influenced by someone or something and piss it all away.

  • July 5, 2014  - cychief24 says:

    Could a guy be more clueless?

  • July 7, 2014  - el cid says:

    Guess he is no longer in the running for starter.

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