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Carson violated league conduct policy

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Leonardo Carson has
been suspended one game without pay by the NFL for violating the
league's personal conduct policy, the Cowboys said Sunday.

Carson, a likely starter, won't play in next Sunday's season
opener at Minnesota.

"We were aware of it, that he was not going to be available,"
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. "That was involved and factored
into our decisions about how we were addressing that area of our
team."

Carson pleaded guilty in June to lesser charges of trespassing
and unlawful imprisonment in Mobile, Ala., and was sentenced to 30
days in jail. He had been charged in August 2003 with kidnapping
and burglary in the case involving a break-in at the home of his
ex-girlfriend's sister.

Carson served eight days in jail in June before his release.

The Alabama circuit judge granted the release, which allowed
Carson to resume offseason workouts with the Cowboys. He has the
authority to send Carson back to jail for the remaining 22 days.
Carson's attorney, John Brutkiewicz, told The Dallas Morning News
in July that wouldn't happen until after the season, if at all.