The suspension stems from a 2013 incident during which Ratliff pled guilty to DWI in Tarrant County, Texas. He was arrested in January 2013 after crashing his pickup with a blood alcohol content of .16 -- twice the legal limit. He was put on one year probation.
After the Bears took a flyer on him post-arrest, the organization re-signed him on a two-year contract in 2014, a deal which paid massive dividends for the Monsters of the Midway.
The Bears sorely need defensive help in their first three games of the year against the NFC's best -- the Packers, Cardinals and Seahawks. Going up against two of the league's top rushers -- Eddie Lacy and Marshawn Lynch -- without their star tackle isn't the start new coach John Fox was hoping for.