Kellen Winslow won’t be suspended

Dec 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow (81) runs after a catch against the Miami Dolphins during the second half of the game at Sun Life Stadium. The Jets defeated Miami 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

There seems to be good news for tight end Kellen Winslow, at least it looks that way right now. Winslow will not be receiving a suspension from what happened back in November. From ESPN,

The New York Jets’ tight end, found in possession of synthetic marijuana in November near the team’s facility in Florham Park, N.J., won’t be suspended under the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, according to NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith.

Smith, speaking to reporters Thursday at a news conference in the Super Bowl XLVIII media headquarters, said synthetic marijuana isn’t on the banned list of substances.

“Our drug policy is one that has strict and well-defined drugs that are banned,” Smith said, via NJ.com. “If they are not on the list, they can’t serve as the basis for discipline.”

Was this the outcome you expected for Winslow? Do you think DeMaurice Smith conveyed the leagues drug policy message well in this situation? Sound off in the comments below.

Topics: DeMaurice Smith, Kellen Winslow, New York Jets, NFL

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