The reported suspensions for Redskins tight end Fred Davis and tackle Trent Williams are expected to be announced on Tuesday. They violated the league’s substance abuse policy by failing tests right after the lockout ended.
Players usually show sympathy for each other in these situations, but at least one Redskins teammate and a former Redskins player spoke out about their disappointment with the situation.
“It’s disappointing because everyone is aware of the rules,” linebacker Lorenzo Alexander told CSNWashington.com. “More than just yourself is at stake if you get caught.”
Safety O.J. Atogwe said the team supports both players and doesn’t hold anything against them, but former Redskin Phillip Daniels feels differently. A longtime leader of the team, Daniels was cut in camp this year. He spoke out on Twitter:
“If true and you get caught three times, you have a problem. Actually surprised that more didn’t get caught.
#CharacterIssues,” Daniels wrote.
Davis’ suspension comes at a particularly bad time. He’s headed for unrestricted free agency this offseason, and could be the top tight end available.