- NFL Commissioner’s Office has suspended Eric Warfield, CB, Kansas City Chiefs, for the first four regular season games of the 2005 season.
- The suspension is due to a DWI charge Warfield received on September 20, 2004. This arrest is a violation of the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
The Policy provides in part that the Commissioner may impose a fine, suspension or other appropriate discipline if a player is convicted of or admits to a violation of the law relating to the use of alcohol. Further, it states that upon a second or subsequent offense, the discipline is likely to be a suspension (Policy Section III B).
Statement from Craig Domann, Domann & Pittman, agent for Eric Warfield:
“Eric has been officially suspended the first four games of the 2005 regular season by the NFL Commissioner’s office. Eric understands and fully accepts the consequences.”
“Eric has taken extraordinary measures to make restitution for his mistakes and he has complied with all authorities at every level. As his agent and friend, I had hoped that the Commissioner would have lightened his punishment given all Eric has done to address his issues over the past nine months. However, I recognize and support the decision of the Commissioner’s office.”
“Eric has benefited from this process and he is a better person, citizen and teammate because of it.”
“The regular season is long and with 16 games, Eric will start 12 games and be a valuable contributor to the Chiefs’ this season. I expect Eric to bounce back in a big way and have one of his best seasons yet.”
“Eric loves playing football and he greatly appreciates the support he has received from his teammates and the loyal Chiefs’ fans. He will be back!”
Interview courtesy of: Domann & Pittman LLC – Sports representation and management