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Kansas City Chiefs Running Back Suspended For 6 Games

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A Kansas City Chiefs running back has been suspended by the National Football League. 

Chiefs running back Jerrion Ealy, a practice squad player, has been suspended for the next six games. 

Ealy reportedly violated the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. 

The Chiefs, as a result, are signing wide receiver Marcus Kemp to the practice squad in Ealy's place. 

"#Chiefs practice squad RB Jerrion Ealy has been suspended for the next six games, per the wire," said Tom Pelissero. "The #Chiefs filled Ealy's spot by bringing back veteran WR Marcus Kemp. Jerrion Ealy's six-game suspension is for violating the policy on performance-enhancing substances, per source."

Kansas City, meanwhile, is coming off a big 41-31 victory over the Buccaneers of Tampa Bay. Patrick Mahomes had 249 yards and three touchdowns with one pick. Clyde Edwards-Helaire added 92 yards on the ground and two scores. 

The Chiefs are now 3-1 on the season and sit atop the AFC West standings. 

Kansas City battles the Raiders of Las Vegas next Monday night.