NFL rejects Mixon's appeal

Originally Published: August 25, 2004
Associated Press

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 Sept. 21.

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 sacks.

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