Fred Davis Suspended Indefinitely For Violating NFL Substance Abuse Policy

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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