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Steelers RB Karlos Williams Suspended 10 Games For Violating Substance Abuse Policy

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Karlos Williams is being suspended for the team’s next 10 games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Williams, who was signed to the Steelers practice squad in the middle of October, already served a four-game suspension earlier this season for violating the league’s policy on substances of abuse.

The Steelers recently worked out free agent running back Dreamius Smith and now we know why. Earlier this week, the Steelers also signed Brandon Brown-Dukes to the practice squad.

Karlos Williams is the brother of current Steelers linebacker Vince Williams.

Earlier this year, wide receiver Martavis Bryant was suspended for the entire 2016 season for once again violating the league’s substance abuse policy and running back Le’Veon Bell also served a three-game suspension to start the season for the same reason.

At this point, Karlos Williams doesn’t have any value to the Steelers. Last season, the former fifth-round pick rushed for 517 yards and seven touchdowns during his rookie year. It was thought initially that Karlos Williams could be potentially be the team’s future backup depending on what ultimately happens during the offseason with veteran DeAngelo Williams, who is now in the final year of his contract.

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