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Packers DT Letroy Guion facing three-game suspension

The Green Bay Packers could be without defensive tackle Letroy Guion for the first three games of the regular season.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Guion was informed by the league that he's facing a suspension for his February arrest, per a source involved in the process. The eighth-year defender plans to appeal his punishment.

The league had no comment on the news of Guion's reported suspension when reached by NFL Media.

The three-game ban is no surprise after Guion was charged with possession of marijuana and a firearm on Feb. 3. Police uncovered 357 grams of marijuana and $190,000 in cash in Guion's vehicle. The firearm possession was a third-degree felony offense. Guion eventually pleaded no contest to misdemeanor possession.

Guion, 27, produced a career year with the Packers last season, piling up 32 tackles and 3.5 sacks. Filling in for the injured B.J. Raji, the one-time fifth-round pick of the Vikings started all 16 games for Green Bay. The Packers inked Guion to a one-year, $2.75 million deal soon after the defender's case was settled in March.

If the punishment sticks, Green Bay will open the year without a pair of assumed starters after defensive end Datone Jones was suspended without pay for the season opener against the Bears for violating the NFL's policy against substances of abuse.

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