NFL suspends Bills rookie linebacker Dodson for 6 games

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - The NFL has suspended Buffalo Bills rookie linebacker Tyrel Dodson for six games as a result of an alleged altercation with his girlfriend at a nightclub in Scottsdale, Arizona.

An NFL investigation ruled Dodson violated the league's personal conduct policy, the Bills announced Thursday. Dodson spent the offseason practicing with the team before being placed on the reserve/commissioner's exempt list on Aug. 31, when the Bills made their final cuts to establish their regular-season roster.

Dodson was an undrafted rookie free agent out of Texas A&M, and signed with Buffalo on May 9.

He faces misdemeanor charges for domestic violence and disorderly conduct for the altercation, which took place on May 25.