The NFL hasn’t been stingy in dishing out punishments this offseason, but most have been of the four game variety.
Not for Baltimore Ravens defensive back, Asa Jackson, who today was suspended eight games for violating the NFL’s policy against performance enhancing substances.
A fifth round pick in 2012, Jackson was suspended four games last year for violating the same PED policy and it appears he hasn’t learned his lesson.
The eight game suspension will cost Jackson a pretty penny as well, cutting $225,882 from his base salary of $480,000. Hope he doesn’t have a hefty mortgage.
While there’s no word on what type of chemical was found in Jackson’s test, last year the Baltimore Sun hinted his previous suspension stemmed from an Adderall-related test.
Jackson was signed to a four year contract when the Ravens drafted him out of Cal Poly, though, they may have to eat their losses on Jackson who continues to throw the team under the bus.
In three career games, Jackson has one tackle, though he did look relatively solid during the 2012 preseason.