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Browns suspend top RB after DUI arrest

Browns running back William Green was suspended for one game by coach Butch Davis, who was disappointed one of his top players was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Green, also cited last week for marijuana possession, will sit out Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Davis announced after Monday's practice.

"It's an unfortunate thing," Davis said. "He's embarrassed. He's disappointed. We're disappointed, but we're going to move on. There has to be accountability and there has to be consequences."

Davis said he has not heard from the NFL about further punishment against Green, the Browns' leading rusher who twice was suspended for marijuana use while at Boston College.

It is not known if Green, 23, is in the league's substance-abuse program.

SMITH QUESTIONS SPURRIER: For the first time in 17 years, Bruce Smith was a reserve. He's not happy about it.

The defensive end said he will seek an explanation from Redskins coach Steve Spurrier for his limited role in Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Cowboys. He also said he felt Spurrier was singling him out.

Told of Smith's comments, Spurrier said, "I'm sorry he feels that way. He's not being singled out."

In other team news, a group of American Indians will appeal a decision rejecting its efforts to cancel the trademark for the team name. Lawyers for the group, led by activist Suzan Shown Harjo, said they will try to overturn a federal judge's decision last month finding there was not enough evidence to show the NFL team's name is offensive.

COACH RIPS REFS: Rams coach Mike Martz criticized a handful of calls in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the 49ers and had a lengthy phone conversation with the NFL's director of officiating, Mike Pereira. At the top of his list were an offside call on a first-quarter kickoff that nullified a fumble recovery and a roughing-the-passer call on Tyoka Jackson in the second quarter.

NFL NETWORK: The NFL's TV network begins broadcasting today, but fans might have trouble finding it. Twenty-four hours before its launch, no cable systems had signed on to carry the network. It will be available on DirecTV, carried to about 11-million homes.

BILLS: Receiver Eric Moulds considers himself close to full form after putting his nagging groin injury through its most extensive test.

DOLPHINS: Quarterback Jay Fiedler had a setback in his rehabilitation from a sprained knee, meaning Brian Griese will start a third consecutive game.

EAGLES: Quarterback Donovan McNabb had X-rays on his back for the second straight day, and again they showed no damage.

PANTHERS: Receiver Steve Smith apologized to the team for his latest mistake, a costly personal foul for kicking a Houston player late in Sunday's loss.

RAIDERS: Quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jets. Coach Bill Callahan said third-stringer Rick Mirer likely would start.

SAINTS: Grady Jackson, a talented but troubled defensive tackle who has been unable to keep his weight down, was cut after completing a one-week suspension for breaking a team rule.

SEAHAWKS: Defensive tackle Norman Hand tore a right biceps tendon Sunday, but team officials couldn't say if he will need surgery.

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