Redskins tight end Fred Davis must have enjoyed his stint as a lawyer earlier in the offseason.
Davis represented himself in a lawsuit against a celebrity broker accusing him of harassing her, but he was in a less formal setting on Tuesday when discussing the multiple failed drug tests that led to his suspension for four games last season. Davis took issue with the idea that he continually failed drug tests by arguing that he was set up to fail the tests because of the way marijuana remains in the system after smoking it.
“So, it’s one of those situations where you guys are all like, ‘Oh, you failed it again and again,'” Davis said on 1o6.7 The Fan in D.C., via Sarah Kogod of the Washington Post‘s D.C. Sports Bog . “No, it was three weeks in a row they test you, and anybody who smokes weed knows that weed isn’t going to be out of your system in a month. So, of course they’re gonna say it’s repeated.”
One could counter that not smoking marijuana would keep you from the first failed test and the consequences of such a testing schedule, but there’s no point in rearguing something that’s already happened. Now is the time for Davis to stop talking about the circumstances of his suspension and turn all of his attention toward the season so he can put up the kind of performance that gets him the long-term deal that eluded him this offseason.
On that front, Davis said that it’s been almost a year since he’s smoked marijuana so he’s already one step ahead of staying on the field than he was this time last year.