Back in 2011, the Vikings drafted offensive lineman DeMarcus Love in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. However, because of injury, he hasn't played in a single regular season game for Minnesota yet. And that isn't going to change until at least the fifth game of the 2013-14 NFL season.

Late yesterday, the NFL announced that they were suspending Love for the first four games of the upcoming season because he recently violated the league policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Love's agent told CBS Sports that he failed a drug test after taking a sleep aid that he bought at GNC. But regardless of why he failed the test, the bottom line is that he failed it and will have to pay the consequences for it.

"DeMarcus deeply regrets this incident," his agent told CBS Sports. "He looks forward to resuming his playing career for the Vikings organization and contributing to the 2013 football season."

Resuming? Er, how about "starting"? If—and this is a big if now—the Vikings decide to keep Love on the roster this season, he better prove that he's been worth all this trouble by making a contribution to the team immediately.

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[via CBS Sports]