PRATER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PRATER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NFL Notes: League’s top kicker Prater apologizes for substance violation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58335703-77/prater-coach-kicker-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58335703-77/prater-coach-kicker-game.html.csp">NFL Notes: League’s top kicker Prater apologizes for substance violation</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T23:14:32.824-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 11:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Broncos • A contrite Matt Prater apologized to the Denver team and their fans for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy by drinking beer, resulting in a four-game ban to start the season. Prater, the league’s top kicker, has been in the NFL’s drug program, which includes alcohol, since a DUI arrest on Aug. 12, 2011. He said he realized one more strike meant he’d face sitting out an entire season when he decided to have some beers “right after the season.” “Why did I risk it?” Prater said. “...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583357032014-08-25T23:14:32.824-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T23:14:32.824-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335703@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:14:32 MDT Broncos kicker Prater to be suspended for four games http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58331195-77/prater-broncos-nfl-league.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58331195-77/prater-broncos-nfl-league.html.csp">Broncos kicker Prater to be suspended for four games</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Klis</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Denver Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T18:11:17.49-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Broncos kicker Matt Prater has been notified by the NFL he will be suspended through the first four games of the season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. The violation was alcohol-related. Prater has been in the league’s alcohol program since soon after he was charged with driving under the influence Aug. 12, 2011. The four-game suspension, which is expected to be announced Monday, was part of an agreement reached between Prater’s attorney, Harvey Steinberg, and the league, so a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58331195@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:11:17 MDT