Redskins Safety Tanard Jackson Suspended by the NFL

Redskins safety Tanard Jackson is going to be sitting quite awhile, as today he was suspended indefinitely without pay by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Jackson’s suspension began immediately. He will be able to apply for reinstatement in exactly one year.

It’s the third time he’s been sat down for drugs-related issues, the previous two coming during his five seasons with the Buccaneers.

The 2007 fourth-round pick was banished for four games in 2009 and for 12 months starting in September 2010.

The Buccaneers terminated Jackson’s contract in April after he failed a physical. He signed a one-year deal with the Redskins a few days later, reuniting him with former Tampa Bay head coach and new Washington defensive backs coach Raheem Morris.

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