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Ego Ferguson suspended by NFL for four weeks for violating drug policy

Ego Ferguson among three Chicago Bears players suspended this week.

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

In a span of less than 72 hours, three Chicago Bears players were suspended by the NFL-- On Tuesday, offensive lineman Tayo Fabuluje was suspended for violating the league's drug policy, and practice team wide receiver Jalen Saunders was suspended for some reason that remains unclear. (LINK)

On Thursday, the Chicago Bears announced that defensive tackle Ego Ferguson has been suspended four games, also for violating the NFL's drug policy.

From the team's official website:

Bears defensive lineman Ego Ferguson has been suspended without pay for the next four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

Although Ferguson is on injured reserve, the second-year pro's suspension will begin immediately and not carry over to next season.

Ferguson was placed on season-ending injured reserve Oct. 17 with a knee injury. He appeared in four of the first five games with one start, recording nine tackles.

The four weeks of pay essentially comes out to about $140,000.

More updates from Halas Hall as they become available...