Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the NFL suspended the disgruntled Chargers wide receiver three games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. This news likely comes as a small relief to Jackson, who was expecting a four game suspension.
The suspension could be reduced upon appeal. Defensive end Jared Allen got a four game suspension reduced to two games after two DUI arrests. Jackson pled guilty in February to DUI, his second conviction.
Jackson picked an outstanding time to get suspended. The unsigned restricted free agent is threatening to skip the first half of the season because he wants a new contract from the Chargers that doesn’t appear forthcoming.
Jackson remains on the block, but the suspension doesn’t affect his trade value much. Everyone knew it was coming. Now we’ll have to see if Chargers G.M. A.J. Smith can find a suitor willing to give up enough so that Jackson can spend his time off while on another roster.