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Saints LB Lawrence Wilson suspended, fined by league

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CHARLOTTE, NC - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Lawrence Wilson of the Carolina Panthers poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

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Here you go, a Saints story that has nothing to do with a bounty or a lawsuit.

That doesn’t mean it’s good news.

Saints linebacker Lawrence Wilson was suspended one game and fined an additional game check for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, according to Larry Holder of

The Saints signed Wilson this spring after a tryout, but that employment might not last long.

Wilson was a sixth-round pick by the Panthers last year, but they released him from the practice squad after he was cited for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop.

According to the report for that one, Wilson cried after telling an officer what he did for a living.

You get the sense he may have a few more tears, and perhaps another job that doesn’t involve the NFL soon.