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Lions waiting for a decision on Grady Jackson

When the league suspended in 2008 five players who tested positive for a banned substance that had been secretly placed into an over-the-counter supplement known as StarCaps, one player who reportedly tested positive due to taking StarCaps wasn’t suspended.

The league omitted dfensive tackle Grady Jackson, then of the Falcons, pending further information.

In the early days of 2009 free agency, Jackson signed with the Lions.

On May 22 decision, a federal judge upheld the suspensions as to three of the players and referred statutory claims made by two Vikings players to a Minnesota state court.

On Friday, Detroit G.M. Martin Mayhew said that Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested that a decision would be made “well before” the season starts.

With the Lions’ first regular-season game exactly one month away, a final decision still has not been made.

The precise posture is that the suspension has been imposed, and that Jackson has exercised his appeal rights.  Once Commissioner Roger Goodell issues a ruling, the suspension will become effective.   

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4 Responses to “Lions waiting for a decision on Grady Jackson”
  1. BRYAN_NELMS says: Aug 14, 2009 7:02 PM

    uh oh. i guess the lions plans to win the division could be in trouble.

  2. faulkn22 says: Aug 14, 2009 7:08 PM

    God knows that the Lions need that mountain of a man… We all know he obviously wasn’t doing steroids, so why punish him? Did the NFL expect him to buy some Starcaps and then have them sent to a lab to verify that what they say is in the pill is in the pill? Sounds a little over the top for me, even for a millionaire.

  3. goodjuan says: Aug 14, 2009 9:40 PM

    His case was different because he was using with a doctors prescription to control high blood pressure. FWIW.

  4. Farves sweet Hair says: Aug 14, 2009 11:42 PM

    Man the guy was trying to keep pounds off.

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