Aldon Smith

Brady, Bell, Dareus among stars suspended by NFL

Tom Brady isn't the only star player suspended by the NFL when the season begins.

Joining the four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback from the Patriots on the sidelines are such standouts as Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (three games, violating the substance abuse policy); Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (four games, substance abuse); Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson (one game, personal conduct); and Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich (four games, performance enhancers).

Other notable veterans under suspension are Browns receiver Josh Gordon (four games, substance abuse); Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict (three games, player safety violations); Giants kicker...