TEMPE, Ariz. -- The NFL has suspended starting right tackle Bobby Massie two games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

A person close to the situation had said several weeks ago that Massie was initially suspended for three games but was appealing the penalty.

Massie was arrested on an accusation of driving under the influence the night before the Super Bowl. The arrest was made at the Cardinals' practice facility in Tempe.

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Massie, who started all 16 games plus the playoff game last season, can return to practice the week following the Cardinals' Sept. 20 game at Chicago.

The Cardinals had anticipated the suspension, with Massie practicing with the third team in recent weeks. During the suspension, he will not count on the 53-man roster.