NFL puts Stevens on notice
As I mentioned in the previous post, Jerramy Stevens will have to serve another suspension because his last arrest involved two separate charges. This one was made official with the NFL's announcement just a little while ago. Check out the stern language in which Stevens is warned that any funny business between now and the start of the season will result in a third game being added, plus the possibility of future discipline.
The statement reads, "Jerramy Stevens of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been suspended without pay for the team's first two regular-season games of 2008 and fined an additional game check for violating the NFL Substance Abuse Policy. However, if he has any further violations of either the Substance Abuse or Personal Conduct policies between now and the start of the 2008 regular season, Stevens would be suspended without pay for the team's first three regular-season games and face additional discipline for the new violation."
Can you say, "Last chance?"
[Brian Cassella, Times photo files]