Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/8/11
The NFL has suspended three players for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.  Seattle Seahawks rookie guard John Moffitt has been suspended for four games without pay for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.  I can understand this one as a rookie tries to get every edge he can to match the performance level of the NFL, but the other two? To add insult to injury, the other two players come from a battered and rebuilding Washington Redskins team. Four-game suspensions for tight end Fred Davis and left tackle Trent Williams were imposed until January 2nd, the day after the final regular season game with NFC rival and fellow bottom dweller, the Philadelphia Eagles.  The two will be suspended without pay. The sad part is apparently the suspensions had been expected. “A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Sunday that Davis and Williams were expecting to be penalized after failing multiple drug tests. The person spoke anonymously because of the confidential nature of the league’s drug testing policy.” (Redskins.com) Failing multiple drug tests?  I guess these guys started self-medicating after the 6-game losing streak.  And I thought people drank their troubles away?  Guys, you couldn’t [...]
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