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Babineaux suspended for Falcons' first game
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FLOWERY BRANCH — The NFL has suspended Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux for one game following his arrest last year on marijuana charges.

Babineaux will miss the Falcons' Sept. 12 opening game at Pittsburgh. He also has been fined one week's pay, $260,000 of his $2.2 million salary.

Babineaux pleaded guilty to felony marijuana possession on July 19. The charge was reduced in a Gwinnett County court to three misdemeanor counts. He received a one-year probation.

Police found 11/2 ounces of marijuana in Babineaux's car in the December arrest. He and a friend were driving through suburban Atlanta at the time.

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