Posted January 24, 2014

Report: Redskins TE Fred Davis faces suspension for failed marijuana test

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Fred Davis served a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy in 2011. (Washington Post/Getty Images)

Fred Davis is scheduled to become a free agent in March. (Washington Post/Getty Images)

Redskins tight end Fred Davis could enter the free agent market with some baggage after failing a marijuana test, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.

La Canfora reports the NFL is considering a six-game suspension for Davis, who previously served a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy in 2011. He can become a free agent in March.

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Davis, a former second-round pick, saw limited playing time in 2013 after being demoted to backup behind rookie Jordan Reed and Logan Paulsen under since fired coach Mike Shanahan.


15 comments
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

It is claimed that constant weed consumption lowers inhibition and motivation. I guess it explains his half a$$ed effort this season in a contract year coming off an injury the season before and lose your job to a rookie who is good but not as athletic and naturally gifted as you. Go move to Washington or Colorado and hope you got enough money saved up from your brief playing career, which I doubt, get licensed and open up a smoke shop and then you can truly be able to do what you love and not face discipline for it.

J57
J57

A rule is a rule is a rule. If you have to smoke pot, then don't play in the NFL. If you smoke regularly, it can stay in your system for up to 90 days (look it up). It's not a PED, it actually has the opposite effect. Pain-killing qualities is only ONE of the effects it can have on you.

wjoinfo1
wjoinfo1

I agree with a lot of the posters. Wake Up NFL!!!!!!

rememberwhatbushdid
rememberwhatbushdid

The NFL needs to wake-up.  Over 60% of ALL NFL players smoke marijuana to ease the pain of injuries sustained.  The league is living on pre-historic data and opinion.  The leading authority on marijuana in the world, a research doctor in Israel, has emphatically stated marijuana relieves pain.  Instead the NFL keeps pushing pain pills which become addictive, cause depression, and even lead to suicides among former NFL players.  

PatrickDavis
PatrickDavis

Move to Washington state or Denver, it is not a performance enhancing drug and is legal in both states, so you can tell the NFL to go to hell and catch up with the rest of the world.

tbost4321
tbost4321

If I had to listen to all the Shannahan/RGIII nonsense, I'd want to blaze up too. 

JohnFerguson
JohnFerguson

Drop the pipe and hit the treadmill and weight bench or kiss the NFL goodbye.  At least a dozen good running backs enter the draft each year so they are too easy to replace.  He better practice his pass blocking.

Sportsredo
Sportsredo

He needs a redo eh? Call a redo Fred!! Call it!  Call it now!!!  From so promising to so far gone in just 1 1/2 years….with no serious injuries to boot. 

BryanCustard
BryanCustard

@PatrickDavis players still can't smoke even if in those states, and employers in those states still hold the right to drug test you and refuse employment to anyone who fails the test.