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Report: Fred Davis, Trent Williams suspended four games

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Fred Davis is off to a fast start Sunday against the Jets, but it may be his last appearance of the season.

SI.com’s Jim Trotter and FOX’s Jay Glazer report that Fred Davis and Trent Williams will both be suspended four games starting next for failing a drug test just after the lockout ended.

The suspension indicates that there have been multiple prior incidents for both players.  (The NFL only suspends a player under the league’s substance policy if there are three incidents.)

The players are reportedly aware of the punishment.  The suspensions are part of the negotiated agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA in the wake of the lockout.

Players unexpectedly were drug tested without a grace period right after the new CBA deal was reached.

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29 Responses to “Report: Fred Davis, Trent Williams suspended four games”
  1. granadafan says: Dec 4, 2011 1:42 PM

    “Players unexpectedly were drug tested without a grace period right after the new CBA deal was reached.”
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    And there SHOULDN’T be a grace period. Drug test them year round, then maybe they’ll take it seriously.

  2. kingjoe1 says: Dec 4, 2011 1:43 PM

    I wonder if a little ganja was involved…gotta get that stuff legalized.

  3. kliplee says: Dec 4, 2011 1:43 PM

    what kind of agreement was that? the NFLPA got steamrolled by the NFL.

    THEY WEREN’T EMPLOYED WHEN THEY SMOKED, its bananas

  4. dapell says: Dec 4, 2011 1:43 PM

    I really couldn’t care less if people smoke pot, but you’d think with millions of dollars on the line knowing they’ll be drug tested at some point they could lay off.

  5. cryptker says: Dec 4, 2011 1:45 PM

    “Players unexpectedly were drug tested without a grace period” Are you freakin serious!

  6. bp888 says: Dec 4, 2011 1:46 PM

    Typical deadskins

  7. i3addog says: Dec 4, 2011 1:46 PM

    Legalize pot.

  8. phillyphever says: Dec 4, 2011 1:47 PM

    Good thing I have a solid backup TE in Winslow. Still, nice job Davis for getting yourself suspended.

  9. trollhammer20 says: Dec 4, 2011 1:49 PM

    I seem to recall a Redskin fan earlier this week mentioning how glad he was the ‘Skins had drafted Williams over Russell Okung.

    Karma is a terrible thing, isn’t it?

  10. rjwalnuts says: Dec 4, 2011 1:50 PM

    Typical Redskins.

  11. freedomispopular says: Dec 4, 2011 1:50 PM

    Why wait all season to suspend them instead of right away?

  12. burgundyandgold says: Dec 4, 2011 1:51 PM

    At least Silverback won’t get hurt in the last four meaningless games this year b

  13. kegowhisky says: Dec 4, 2011 1:55 PM

    Suh has a history of multiple illegal hits then stomps on a guy after bashing his head repeatedly into the ground and gets suspended for two games, and two Redskins get double that punishment for smoking a li’l dope? I’m as hard line against dope any anyone, but something’s not right in the Goodell palace….

  14. sf69ers says: Dec 4, 2011 2:00 PM

    Well Grossman was right, now they have about 3% chance of making a late season run.

  15. jpres2001ss says: Dec 4, 2011 2:01 PM

    You guys make 6-7 figures for an annual salary and you can’t stay off drugs? It’s hard to feel sorry for any of them.

  16. conspiracygenerator says: Dec 4, 2011 2:05 PM

    kliplee says:
    Dec 4, 2011 1:43 PM
    what kind of agreement was that? the NFLPA got steamrolled by the NFL.

    THEY WEREN’T EMPLOYED WHEN THEY SMOKED, its bananas

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    Have you ever held a job anywhere?? Majority of jobs require pre-employment drug screening, so by your logic if one were to fail said test they could say “well I wasn’t employed by you when I did it, so it shouldn’t count”. Dumbest comment of the day.

  17. kbv510 says: Dec 4, 2011 2:05 PM

    the nfl suspended these players for using sports enhancing drugs during offseason

  18. skins716 says: Dec 4, 2011 2:05 PM

    I’m sure Russell Okung has worked out pretty well for y’all considering he can’t stay healthy.. karma?? lol

  19. jpres2001ss says: Dec 4, 2011 2:11 PM

    kliplee says:
    Dec 4, 2011 1:43 PM
    what kind of agreement was that? the NFLPA got steamrolled by the NFL.

    THEY WEREN’T EMPLOYED WHEN THEY SMOKED, its bananas

    —-Employed or not, IT’S STILL ILLEGAL!

  20. khuxford says: Dec 4, 2011 2:35 PM

    Illegal or not, what they did while they weren’t employees of the NFL really isn’t the NFL’s business. You’d have thought they could test for PEDs right away but not test for drugs until a few weeks into people being back at work.

    Barring that…as a Jets fan…they could have suspended them before today’s game!

  21. kliplee says: Dec 4, 2011 2:39 PM

    Have you ever held a job anywhere?? Majority of jobs require pre-employment drug screening, so by your logic if one were to fail said test they could say “well I wasn’t employed by you when I did it, so it shouldn’t count”. Dumbest comment of the day.

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    that went over your head. The CBA defines the punishment for failed drug tests. considering that there was no CBA in place when they actually smoked then there were no guidelines for punishment.

    metaphorically: it would have been like arresting anyone who had ever consumed alcohol pre-prohibition. basically giving punishment for something that wasn’t illegal at the time they did it.

    but im sure its all just a conspiracy anyway

  22. hailer21 says: Dec 4, 2011 2:40 PM

    4 GAMES! Suh gets 2 for assault and our boys get 4 for pot! This is an absolute joke.

    And to the troll, Shanahan does not get enough credit for picking Trent over Okung The Delicate.

  23. mpayne12 says: Dec 4, 2011 2:41 PM

    Not saying this should go unpunished but 4 games is a steep suspension espically given they wern’t technically employed. Regardless i hope they learn from it…

  24. messageboard2 says: Dec 4, 2011 2:44 PM

    Can they test Kyle Shanahan for hallucinogens?

  25. romoscollarbone says: Dec 4, 2011 2:51 PM

    Is what it is. I enjoy smoking (assuming that’s what they failed for). However, if I was inline to make 450,000 + dollars a year, I could very easily, never smoke again.

  26. 2ndaryinsanity says: Dec 4, 2011 2:59 PM

    How many of us could tell our employer, “um, this drug test was unexpected…can I take it later?”
    How many of us could say this to a prospective or new employer? I’m guessing, NONE. These NFL players need to realize that they are not exempt from following the law.
    Players shouldn’t use drugs/break the law just because they were unemployed at the time (or during the off-season, or during the season).
    Those of you trying to compare 4 game suspensions for positive drug tests to Suh’s 2 game suspension need to stop. Players don’t get a four game suspension unless they’ve already been caught using drugs multiple times before this. So, I don’t feel sorry for them AT ALL!!! They’ve got no one to blame but themselves.

  27. jerseyshoregiant says: Dec 4, 2011 3:01 PM

    mpayne12 says:
    Dec 4, 2011 2:41 PM
    Not saying this should go unpunished but 4 games is a steep suspension espically given they wern’t technically employed. Regardless i hope they learn from it…

    ——————————————
    hmmmmm so answer me this, were the employed when they took the test?? Don’t bother answering obviously the answer is YES! Your rationale is so idiotic its funny!!

  28. bigjdve says: Dec 4, 2011 8:04 PM

    If you check the details, they didn’t get the suspension from the grace test, they failed again after the grace and that is what got them the suspension.

    Just so everyone understands, they failed a test during the regular season, that is why they got suspended.

    They were part of an agreement with the NFL for 11 players to not get suspended for the grace.

    Legal / Illegal is irrelevant, this has been against the rules for years now, just remember Ricky Williams.

  29. dikshuttle says: Dec 5, 2011 7:37 AM

    Boneheads. Throw ‘em all out. The Sham-a-hands, too.

    When are we going to get some straight-ahead leadership on this team.?!

    Oh – wait. Never, as long as this b-bag is running it.

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