Saints defensive tackle David Parry has been suspended by the NFL for four games, a source tells Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Parry has been on IR since Week 4, but the suspension goes into effect immediately. The ban stems from his February incident/arrest, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.
The ban actually began with last nights New Orleans contest, tweets Nick Underhill of the Advocate. As such, Parry will serve the entirety of the suspension in 2017, and won’t have to worry about the punishment slipping into next season.
In the winter, Parry was alleged to have attacked a taxi cart driver, car(t)jacked said vehicle, and threatened police officers. At one point in time, Parry was facing jail time with four charges against him. One of the charges was for committing a “Super Extreme” DUI in the state of Arizona, since he operated the cart with a high blood alcohol level.
Parry started 32 games for the Colts as a nose tackle in Indianapolis’ 3-4 scheme, but few teams were interested in him after his booze-fueled incident. He signed with the Saints’ practice squad in early September and earned a promotion to the main roster weeks later, but he suffered a season-ending injury in his first game back.
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