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Washington Redskins tackle Jordan Black has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
The league announced Monday that Black's suspension begins immediately and will include playoff games if the Redskins advance that far.
Black become the sixth Redskins player suspended by the league in less than two seasons for drugs-related issues, following Phillip Buchanon, Trent Williams and Fred Davis last year and Tanard Jackson and Cedric Griffin this year.
The 32-year-old Black had to rapidly gain weight when the Redskins signed him this summer after he spent a year out of football. He was a seldom-used backup until Sunday, when he filled in at right tackle after Tyler Polumbus suffered a concussion in a win over the Cleveland Browns.
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A group of Browns fans were involved in a nasty altercation with the family of veteran linebacker London Fletcher.
Fletcher is a Cleveland native that was in town as a part of the Washington Redskins that defeated the Browns 38-21.
As a result of the incident Fletcher’s aunt 57-year-old-Evette Robinson, suffered a heart attack.
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Washington Redskins offensive tackle Jordan Black has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances, the NFL announced Monday.
Black's suspension is without pay and will begin immediately.
Black will be eligible to return to the Redskins' active roster the day after the fourth regular-season or postseason game of...
The Washington Redskins lost a pair of offensive linemen
during yesterday’s rout over the Cleveland Browns, right tackle Tyler Polumbus
and center Will Montgomery, reports Mark Maske of the Washington Post.
But they ended Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns minus
two starters on the offensive line. Right tackle Tyler Polumbus suffered a
concussion and center Will ...
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Relatives of Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher apparently were involved in an altercation with Browns fans at Sunday's game in Cleveland that resulted in the arrest of three family members. According to reports, Fletcher's family was harassed after the Redskins' 38-21 win and stadium security intervened with Tasers. Fletcher, a Cleveland native who played...
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will continue to be evaluated on a daily basis this week, according to Coach Mike Shanahan, who gave no indication Monday whether he expects Griffin to return to the lineup for Sundays game at Philadelphia.
Shanahan would not say whether he expects Griffin to practice fully Wednesday.
Griffin was limited in practices last week...
After the Redskins tackle Jordan Black was suspended four games for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, his linemates strongly protested that this was an unfair punishment and a bureaucratic mistake, Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post reports. Black himself then went on ESPN 980 Tuesday afternoon to further explain.
First of all, I dont think my purpose on the show is...
Robert Griffin III
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RGIII did not play after spraining...
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Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
Line: Redskins +2.5
Prediction: Redskins, 21-18
(* Playoff odds via The Insider.)
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