ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported via Twitter that Dallas Cowboys safety Jakar Hamilton will be suspended for four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Another blow for Cowboys: Dallas DB Jakar Hamilton is being suspended four games for substances of abuse, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 28, 2014
Hamilton was a running back in high school, and attended Georgia Military College after graduation. He was a junior college All-American after his second year, and garnered many scholarship offers. He chose to accept the University of Georgia’s offer.
After his junior year at Georgia, Hamilton found out that he had a stress fracture in his leg and would miss his senior season. He received a medical redshirt year, and transferred to South Carolina State.
As a senior, Hamilton made 40 tackles, and impressed some scouts at the NFL combine.
Hamilton signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent the day after the 2013 NFL draft. On August 31st of last year, he was waived by the Cowboys, but signed to the practice squad the next day. He made it back to the active roster on October 26th after an injury to J.J. Wilcox.
He made appearances in three games for Dallas last year. He made both of his career tackles against the Detroit Lions on October 27th.
Dakar Hamilton was competing for a backup spot on this year’s roster when the suspension was handed down.