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Report: Former Bucs safety Tanard Jackson suspended again, career in jeopardy



Former Bucs safety Tanard Jackson, released in the offseason and signed by the Redskins, has reportedly been notified of another one-year suspension for a violation of the substance-abuse policy.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported Jackson has been informed of the news and cannot be evaluated for reinstatement for at least a year.

But the reality of the situation could be more dire for Jackson. He’s already been twice suspended for substance-abuse violations, meaning he’s required to be monitored under league policy for the remainder of his career. It’s not a guarantee that commissioner Roger Goodell will reinstate Jackson this time around, as he did last September when Jackson finished serving his first year-long ban. Jackson is subject to a lifetime ban because of his repeat violations.

In regard to players in Jackson's situation, the substance-abuse policy says, "After the completion of the one-year banishment period, the Commissioner, in his sole discretion, will determine if and when the player will be allowed to return to the NFL."

And here’s something else to ask yourself: If and when Jackson is reinstated, and if the Redskins choose not to bring him back, what team would touch him?

[Last modified: Friday, August 31, 2012 5:06pm]


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