The Dolphins cut receiver Jabar Gaffney on Wednesday, a day before the league suspended him for two games.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Gaffney’s suspension arises from an incident that occurred in Miami during the week preceding Super Bowl XLIV. After a traffic stop, Gaffney was detained for resisting arrest without violence. He recently completed a pre-trial diversion program, at which time the league first became aware of the situation.
The fact that Gaffney apparently hadn’t reported or disclosed the arrest could have contributed to the penalty, given that the personal-conduct policy clearly imposes a duty on the player to notify his team or the league of any run-ins with the law. At the time of the incident, Gaffney was under contract with the Broncos.
Gaffney initially appealed the decision but then withdrew the appeal once the Dolphins released him. The goal is to serve the two-game suspension and then pursue employment with a new team.