Sept. 30, 2012; Tampa FL, USA; Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis (83) runs past Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte Davis (54) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

NFL suspends Fred Davis indefinitely for violating substance abuse policy


Former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL after violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, this according to a handful of sources.

Davis was said to be facing a six-game suspension but that clearly is no longer the case after the indefinite suspension.

Per CBS Washington:

Redskins tight end Fred Davis has been suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances Abuse, a league spokesperson announced on Wednesday.

Davis, who’s set to become a free agent this offseason, is suspended effective immediately.

It’s not known when or even if the NFL will lift the ‘ban’ or if it’s permanent. Clearly, something happened between the time that the NFL was thinking of suspending Davis for six-games to suspending him without a return date.

This isn’t the first suspension for Davis, who was canned for four games during the 2011 season after he and a teammate tested positive for marijuana.

The veteran fell out of favor with the Redskins last season, posting  7 receptions for 70 yards and 1 touchdown in 10 games.

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