In addition to facing fines from police, now one of the Chicago Bears will be disappointing his fans when he is vacant from the first game, after being caught with a small amount of marijuana.
The defensive tackle for the Bears, Nate Collins, 24, has been suspended from their opening game Sept. 9 against the Colts after being caught with marijuana in his trunk, which is against the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Although he was not arrested, he faces a fine, and will be eligible to return to the Bears the day after the opening game.
Collins was pulled over when a police officer noticed his illegally tinted windows, and conducted a search after smelling marijuana coming from the car.
Collins’ main competition this year for his position are Jordan Miller, John McCargo, DeMario Pressley and Ronnie Cameron.
Collins also faces marijuana possession charges for an arrest in February in Virginia. Collins also lost an offer to play for the Jaguars following the arrest.