Dexter Manley of the Redskins was suspended for 30 days by Commissioner Pete Rozelle for violating the NFL's substance abuse act.

While the league did not characterize the move as a suspension, league spokesman Joe Browne said that Manley had been notified that he had involuntarily been placed on the team's non-football injury list for 30 days. Manley would be eligible to play in the Redskins regular-season opener Sept. 5 againt the New York Giants.