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Lions’ WR Jameson Williams getting reinstated into NFL

Jameson Williams looks to the sideline with is helmet off at Lions practice
Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK

His team sits atop the NFC North of the National Football League, but Dan Campbell is getting more good news.

Jameson Williams, a first-round selection for the Detroit Lions at wide receiver, is getting reinstated into the league.

RELATED: Detroit Lions WR Jameson Williams says suspension caught him by surprise

He was serving a six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s gambling policy, but the rules have been amended.

According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the league is effectively reinstating Williams on Monday. He served four games of his six-game suspension, and the new rule has offenders of gambling inside team facilities on non-NFL sports serving a two-game suspension instead of six. Players will serve a one to two-year suspension for betting on their team in the NFL.

The Lions are 3-1, but Williams’ return next week makes it offense more exciting. 

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

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