Redskins S Tanard Jackson suspended indefinitely

New Orleans Saints' tight end Jimmy Graham (80) is caught by Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defensive back...

New Orleans Saints' tight end Jimmy Graham (80) is caught by Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defensive back Tanard Jackson (36) after a gain of 43 yards during their NFL football game in Tampa, Florida October 16, 2011. REUTERS/Pierre DuCharme

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Redskins S Jackson suspended indefinitely

Washington Redskins safety Tanard Jackson was suspended indefinitely again for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, the league announced Wednesday.

Jackson, who turns 29 this month, had missed the last two seasons because of suspensions. The Redskins had just brought him back this offseason when he was reinstated in May. It is his fourth career suspension overall.

Jackson's suspension without pay begins immediately.

Jackson last played an NFL game in 2011. He signed with the Redskins before the 2012 season and was suspended indefinitely by the NFL that August for violating the substance-abuse policy.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Jackson in the fourth round in 2007. He started 44 games in three years with the Buccaneers. He was suspended four games in 2009.

Jackson was then suspended indefinitely in September 2010 for violating the substance-abuse policy and was reinstated in October 2011. He received a contract extension from the Bucs after returning. He played 10 games and had three interceptions that season.

In April 2012, the Bucs released Jackson after he failed a physical. The team said at the time the decision had nothing to do with "any new issues related" with his previous suspensions.

 

 


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