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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Fred Davis blames banned substance for failed test, suspension

Fred Davis RedskinsFred Davis has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, and the free agent tight end is (of course) blaming a banned substance for his latest failed test.

Here’s what Davis said in a statement:

““I would like to clarify the circumstances that resulted in my current suspension. In the past, I made the mistake of knowingly ingesting a banned substance. For over two years, I’’ve worked very hard to eliminate marijuana from my life, and I have not had a positive test for it since 2011. Unfortunately, a couple of months ago I took a supplement that contained a banned substance. I now know that supplements are not regulated by the FDA and may contain banned substances. The NFL Policy is strict, and not knowing that a supplement might contain a banned substance doesn’’t excuse a violation of the policy. I’’ve worked closely with the NFLPA and NFL to resolve this violation, and I will be permitted to apply for reinstatement in the fall. I look forward to staying in football shape, remaining in compliance with the NFL policy, and having a chance to get back on the field to contribute to a team’s success next season.””

This is Davis’ second suspension, so it’s hard to keep believing his excuses. He was suspended four games in 2011 for multiple failed marijuana tests, as he noted in his statement.

Davis is the same guy who represented himself in a bizarre court case with an alleged “pimpette,” and he admitted last season that he nods off during team meetings. He had 7 catches for 70 yards last season. Who would sign him now? His career is probably done.



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