Soon-to-be free-agent tight end Fred Davis reportedly faces a six-game suspension for his latest alleged violation of the substance-abuse policy. While details remain scarce, a league source tells PFT that the report is “technically inaccurate.”
We don’t know why or how it’s technically inaccurate. Davis could be facing a shorter suspension, a longer suspension, or no suspension at all. (The latter option is highly unlikely at this point.)
Whatever the proposed suspension may be, it can all change during the appeal process.
It remains unclear how the information was leaked in the first place, given the emphasis on confidentiality. Sometimes, the leak comes from the team or the league. Other times, it comes from the player, who tells a friend about it. Who then tells a friend about it. And so on.
Given that plenty of players currently are gathered at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, there’s a good chance Davis blabbed to someone who blabbed, with the blabbing continuing until the information makes its way to the eyes and ears of the media.