MINNEAPOLIS -- The NFL on Wednesday rejected Minnesota
defensive end Kenny Mixon's appeal of a two-game suspension for
violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Mixon, who hasn't missed a start since signing with the Vikings
two seasons ago, will be eligible to return to the active roster
In November, Mixon was arrested for driving under the influence
of alcohol. It was his third such arrest in 16 months. He was
convicted of DUIs twice and last spring spent 30 days in the
Hennepin County workhouse on work release.
Mixon had 62 tackles last season, including a career-high five
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