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Jaguars DE Dante Fowler Jr. Suspended For First Game Of 2018 Season

A Jags helmet ahead of a game against the Redskins.

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 14: A Jacksonville Jaguars helmet sits on the field before the start of the Jaguars and Washington Redskins game at FedExField on September 14, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

A former college football star has been suspended for the first game of the NFL season. Dante Fowler Jr. will miss the Jacksonville Jaguars season-opener against the New York Giants.

The suspension is in response to an arrest from 2017. Fowler was arrest in July 2017 after an alleged incident in which he struck a man and was charged with battery.

In the end, Fowler pleaded no contest to battery, criminal mischief, and petty theft. He was sentenced to one year probation, 75 hours of community service, and was forced to pay $2,575 in fines.

The NFL decided to weigh in with more discipline. As a result, he'll miss the first game of the season.

Fowler is a former No. 3 overall pick of the Jaguars in 2015. After a standout career at Florida, Fowler tore his ACL in mini-camp and missed his entire rookie season.

He battled back with a respectable 2016 season before breaking out in 2017. Fowler racked up eight sacks, 18 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.