Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Ace Sanders is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, according to, well, Ace Sanders. He will join Justin Blackmon as Jaguars receivers unable to take the field due to league mandated suspensions.
Sanders had a conference call on Tuesday evening to discuss his pending suspension, and he was very open about the situation and took responsibility for his actions.
“I made some mistakes I do regret. I’m still dealing with it and trying to be a better person,” Sanders said, according to Mark Long of the Associated Press.
In his rookie season, Sanders hauled in 51 receptions.
That was enough to place him second on the team.
The good news for the Jaguars and their fan base is that the team drafted Allen Robinson and Marquise Lee this year.
If the two rookie receivers can play at a level that their talent suggests they could, the Jaguars receiving corp will be more impressive than a year ago despite being without two of their top pass catchers from a year ago.
At a time when we hear so many excuses that make you scratch your head, it is great to see someone like Sanders showing maturity and owning up to their mistakes. Hopefully, Sanders can get the help that he needs so that he can resume his football career at a high level.