The Indianapolis Colts waived troubled wide receiver LaVonn Brazill on Friday after signing wide receiver Aaron Burks.
Brazill, 25, was suspended for one year on July 3 for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, the second suspension in his brief career for smoking marijuana. He missed four games in 2-13 for his first suspension for smoking marijuana when he said he vowed to change his lifestyle.
At the time of his suspension, the second-year receiver said, he was choosing money over marijuana.
“I shot myself in the foot on that,” Brazill said in 2013. “I didn’t take that serious, but now I see that it’s serious. Like I said, I’m putting that in the past and I’m moving forward now.”
“No more of this. No more of this. This is out of my life and I’m done.”
Brazill played in 10 games last season when he recorded 12 receptions for 161 yards and two touchdowns. He had 15 receptions for 186 yards and one touchdown as a rookie in 2012.
The Colts selected Brazill in the sixth round (2o6th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Ohio.
With the emergence of T.Y. Hilton and the drafting of former Ole Miss receiver Donte Moncrief in the third round of this year’s draft, not to mention the presence of Reggie Wayne and third-year tight ends Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen, the Colts and Andrew Luck should be just fine without Brazill on the roster.
Now the question remains if Brazill will catch on anywhere knowing the team that signs him won’t have him for a year.