New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Redskins tight end Fred
Davis was suspended indefinitely, without pay, by the National Football League
on Wednesday for an unspecified violation of the league's substance abuse
The ban takes effect immediately.
"I would like to clarify the circumstances that resulted in my current
suspension. In the past, I made the mistake of knowingly ingesting a banned
substance. For over two years, I've worked very hard to eliminate marijuana
from my life, and I have not had a positive test for it since 2011," Davis
admitted in an NFLPA-issued statement released shortly after the ruling.
"Unfortunately, a couple of months ago I took a supplement that contained a
banned substance. I now know that supplements are not regulated by the FDA and
may contain banned substances. The NFL Policy is strict, and not knowing that
a supplement might contain a banned substance doesn't excuse a violation of
"I've worked closely with the NFLPA and NFL to resolve this violation, and I
will be permitted to apply for reinstatement in the fall. I look forward to
staying in football shape, remaining in compliance with the NFL policy, and
having a chance to get back on the field to contribute to a team's success
Davis posted seven catches for 70 yards and one touchdown in 10 games for
Washington last season.
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