The NFL has suspended Baltimore Ravens offensive line coach Andy Moeller for the first two games of the season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Moeller was found guilty of driving while impaired by alcohol in April and was sentended to two years of supervised probation. “We knew this was coming and we prepared for it,” Ravens Coach John Harbaugh said (via Ravens Insider).
Assistant OL coach Todd Washington will fill in for Moeller.
According to the Baltimore Sun, Moeller was stopped for traveling 70 mph in a 55-mph zone last September on the outer loop of the Beltway at Greenspring Avenue. He stumbled during a sobriety test and had a strong odor of alcohol. The arrest was Moeller’s third on alcohol-related charges since December 2007. He was acquitted of driving under the influence, then given probation for driving while visibly impaired in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 2007.
“He's either going to get it under control or he's going to spend a lifetime of misery like other people that are affected by that,” Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said in January. “We're behind him as long as he earns trust and continues to earn that trust. But he knows he's one step away from not being a Raven and then probably not being in the NFL at all.”
The Ravens will also be without a player for one game. Wide receiver David Reed was suspended for the opener Sunday in Pittsburgh because he violated the substance-abuse policy.