Rams G Rokevious Watkins suspended for first game of 2013 season. Efforting to find out violation. Likely personal conduct policy.— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) May 22, 2013
NFL confirms suspension, but it's for violation of policy for substances of abuse. That's usually not just one game.— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) May 22, 2013
Failing tests as part of NFL program usually results in four-game suspension. Could be violation of law.— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) May 22, 2013
Watkins was drafted in the 5th round by the Rams last year, and he became a starter week one. However he suffered an ankle injury during the first game and has been working to improve during the off-season. Watkins is only suspended for one game, so this suspension shouldn't hurt his chances of being the starter at left guard.