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Fred Davis Suspended Indefinitely For Violating NFL Substance Abuse Policy

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Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. It is his second career suspension for the 28-year-old. 

Davis claims that this supension stems from a supplement that contained a banned substance, unbeknownst to him. 

"In the past, I made the mistake of knowingly ingesting a banned substance," he said in a statement. "For over two years, I've worked very hard to eliminate marijuana from my life, and I have not had a positive test for it since 2011. Unfortunately, a couple of months ago I took a supplement that contained a banned substance. I now know that supplements are not regulated by the FDA and may contain banned substances.

"The NFL policy is strict, and not knowing that a supplement might contain a banned substance doesn't excuse a violation of the policy. I've worked closely with the NFLPA and NFL to resolve this violation, and I will be permitted to apply for reinstatement in the fall. I look forward to staying in football shape, remaining in compliance with the NFL policy and having a chance to get back on the field to contribute to a team's success next season."

Davis, who failed multiple drug tests in 2011 for marijuana, is a free agent. He caught only seven passes last season and was replaced by rookie Jordan Reed. 

He is the ninth Redskin to be suspended by the NFL for a drug policy violation since 2011. 

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