Jan 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Baltimore Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson (25) against the Denver Broncos during the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL approves drug that resulted in eight game suspension for Baltimore Ravens Asa Jackson


Earlier this week, Baltimore Ravens defensive back Asa Jackson was suspended eight games by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs. It was the second suspension for Jackson, who was drilled last year for the same offense.

Now just days after the NFL dropped their hammer on Jackson, they have approved the drug which Jackson was suspended for, but he’ll still have to miss the eight games along with his paycheck for two months.

Per USA Today:

Baltimore Ravens defensive back Asa Jackson says he now has NFL approval to use the medication that caused his second violation of the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

“I was diagnosed with a condition that can be treated with a medication allowed under the NFL/NFLPA Policy after a player obtains a therapeutic use exemption,” Jackson said in a statement issued by his agent early Saturday morning.

“I now have the required approval, but the positive test occurred before it was approved. The Policy is very strict, so I have chosen to be immediately accountable. I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches, and Ravens fans. I look forward to working hard in training camp and preseason, training hard during the discipline period and contributing to the team immediately upon my return.”

Ain’t that a bitch.

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