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Report: Stedman Bailey suspended for four games

Stedman Bailey, David Hawthorne AP

It looks like the Rams will be down a receiver for the first four games of the 2014 season.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey has been suspended for a violation of the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs. If Bailey is suspended, he’ll be allowed to practice with the team through the end of the summer and play in preseason games before missing the first month of the season.

Bailey was a third-round pick last year and caught 17 passes for 226 yards while playing in all 16 games. Bailey also had a 27-yard touchdown run and the Rams will miss him as they work to put a more productive offense in place as the season gets underway.

The Rams didn’t select a receiver during the draft, although they, like the Browns with Josh Gordon, would have known that Bailey was facing a suspension. With Bailey out of the lineup, the Rams will cobble together an early receiver group outĀ of Tavon Austin, Chris Givens, Austin Pettis, Brian Quick and Kenny Britt.

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55 Responses to “Report: Stedman Bailey suspended for four games”
  1. thepftpoet says: May 12, 2014 4:09 PM

    The Seattle Seahawks are now reportedly interested in trading for Stedman Bailey.

  2. h3min1230 says: May 12, 2014 4:10 PM

    What is with the NFC West and these drugs?

  3. dadsource says: May 12, 2014 4:11 PM

    Bailey, Blackmon, Gordon, golly- who else can we put in the same room and make a good joke- there’s someone out there with more creativity than I?!

    An NFL receiver and a drug dealer walk into the room, but only one….nahhhh…..

    smh

  4. hardythekraken says: May 12, 2014 4:12 PM

    So funny how everyone said this guy would be better than Tavon Austin.

  5. bobzilla1001 says: May 12, 2014 4:13 PM

    Stedman?
    Does Oprah know about this?

  6. supermanium says: May 12, 2014 4:14 PM

    Horrifyingly stupid.
    Perhaps it was the PEDs that led to his increased production late in the year, but he appeared to be getting it.
    I expected him to have a big presence from Week 1 this year
    This sucks.

  7. schmitty2 says: May 12, 2014 4:14 PM

    Pretty disappointing to hear. He really came on at the end of last year. With that being said he didnt have a large role quiteyet. They will probably open the season with Britt and Givens on the outside and Austin in the slot IMO.

  8. deeroi says: May 12, 2014 4:15 PM

    Love this kid. He has good route running , great hands, and a high motor . cmon Sted! Just train hard and we’ll see you week 5.

  9. theravenlives2 says: May 12, 2014 4:18 PM

    Wait, Oprah’s boyfriend got suspended?

  10. ariani1985 says: May 12, 2014 4:20 PM

    The seaturds are foaming at the mouth to sign him!!!

  11. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: May 12, 2014 4:21 PM

    Oprah will be highly disappointed.

  12. purpleguy says: May 12, 2014 4:23 PM

    His parents should be suspended at least 4 games for naming him “”Stedman”.

  13. fireleb says: May 12, 2014 4:25 PM

    I am guessing it is some random ingredient on the banned list, in some form of shake powder, or cold medicine. I will also guess it was unintentionally taken.

  14. jimboslice23 says: May 12, 2014 4:25 PM

    Rather it be PEDs the maryjuana, at least you would be Tryna get an edge rather then show your stupidity

  15. flyinghighphil says: May 12, 2014 4:27 PM

    Like the rest of these people.I was looking forward to him being a bigger part of the offense. Hopefully he’ll learn from this.Come back prepared to be a big part of the RAMS Super Bowl run.

  16. charmcitychampions says: May 12, 2014 4:29 PM

    Nobody really cares. NFL just takes a few guys each year and makes an example of them so they can tell Congress they are diligently protecting America’s youth from the evils of PEDs. This is ALL just more corporate windowdressing. Hell the league was built on the backs of steroids. We all want the players on our teams to be bigger, faster, stronger. But for some reason we need to feign disgust at the ones from other teams who get caught using PEDs. Total BS.

    Funny how no franchise QB or cornerstone type players ever get caught. Can’t imagine a case where the best guys in the league use PEDs….especially if the cap number is high.

  17. ramitbaby says: May 12, 2014 4:30 PM

    We’re just trying to keep pace with Seattle and San Fran in every detail.

  18. yate3097 says: May 12, 2014 4:30 PM

    The Rams will be running the ball on 60% or more of their plays anyway.

  19. wvufan82 says: May 12, 2014 4:33 PM

    Let me guess another Adderall violation? Stupid that they suspend guys for prescribed drugs…

  20. fissilemissile says: May 12, 2014 4:33 PM

    Better to smoke pot than trying to make a joke about smarts and failing to do so.

  21. badskidmarks says: May 12, 2014 4:34 PM

    Yeah it’s really going to suck for the Rams trying to replace those 253 yards of offense…

  22. devrocks247 says: May 12, 2014 4:34 PM

    WVU player goes to NFL and gets in trouble. Shocker.

  23. myworldurjuslivinit says: May 12, 2014 4:38 PM

    Union prohibits the NFL from publicizing what the suspension, therefore his camp gets to lie, I mean say what they want…default ‘it was a prescription drug’….and most of ya believe…sigh.

  24. thegreatgabbert says: May 12, 2014 4:54 PM

    PEDman Bailey. If it hasn’t already been said.

  25. jimboslice23 says: May 12, 2014 5:00 PM

    I’m all for weed but if you know your gonna get tested.? don’t be dumb.

  26. remyje says: May 12, 2014 5:01 PM

    probably got them from bruce irvin.. tavon, watch out #WVU

  27. pacificnw7722 says: May 12, 2014 5:02 PM

    Teams will STACK the box to stop the run game MAKE Bradford beat you in the air. Easy game plan…

  28. jbaxt says: May 12, 2014 5:04 PM

    I bet Michael Sam gets busted “substance” abuse.

    Wow, horrible!

    No slap my wrist for sharing the opinion of the masses.

  29. fumblenuts says: May 12, 2014 5:05 PM

    PEDman Bailey and the rest of that group scare NOBODY.

  30. bennyb82 says: May 12, 2014 5:06 PM

    Clearly they need to add Miles Austin to complete the WR trifecta.

  31. seabrawk12 says: May 12, 2014 5:06 PM

    “What is with the NFC West and these drugs? ”

    Which NFC West team is Josh Gordon on again?

  32. jacqvoncc says: May 12, 2014 5:07 PM

    Can someone please tell which Seahawks players were suspended or tested positive for PEDs during last season…I don’t seem to remember there being any reports of that happening. Reminder: WEED is not a performance enhancing drug.

  33. bennyb82 says: May 12, 2014 5:11 PM

    Seriously stop drinking from other peoples cups. Is it that hard to write your name on your own?

  34. irootforthecardinals says: May 12, 2014 5:18 PM

    Can’t beat them? Join em

  35. wisespeakersays says: May 12, 2014 5:29 PM

    Next year the Dallas Cowboys will take the league by storm! We have the best QB, the the WRs, the best defense, and the best owner in the entire league, and possibly even NFL history! I can taste the Cowboys 2014 Super Bowl Trophy already!

    #ThankGodImACowboysFan
    #CowboysAreGodsTeam

  36. ejmam1 says: May 12, 2014 5:32 PM

    Did he eat the magic 7th round cake?

  37. wisespeakersays says: May 12, 2014 5:33 PM

    #CowboysDynasty
    #RamsWishTheyWereTheCowboys

  38. largent80 says: May 12, 2014 5:39 PM

    Let’s see. So if it’s a Seahawk player caught using PEDs, it just fits the narrative. And if it’s a player from one of the 31 other teams that uses PEDs, then he’s expected to make his way to Seattle. Basically, no matter how this happens, nor to whom, it eventually comes back to Seattle. I guess that’s easier than, say, thinking.

    #lazytrolls

  39. channer81 says: May 12, 2014 5:45 PM

    Hmm wasn’t he one of the players that resulted from the RG3 trade? Let’s see, Isaiah Pead might not make the roster due to them picking Tre Mason, Watkins isn’t with the Rams anymore, the #45 pick from 2012 they got from Washington that was traded to Chicago ended up being Alshon Jeffery. All the sudden that list is getting smaller and smaller.

  40. drsummeroff says: May 12, 2014 5:46 PM

    Guy must have been training in the off season with some of the Seahawks. Come on man.

  41. 80sbroncofan says: May 12, 2014 5:48 PM

    Not a huge loss for the Rams anyway. I think they were just trying to catch up with the Seahawks and they are at least 5 0r 6 P.E.D busts away from them.

  42. doctorrustbelt says: May 12, 2014 6:01 PM

    2013 Stedman Bailey Statistics: 17 receptions – 226 yards

    So… what will he do WITHOUT performance enhancing drugs?!?

  43. superbowl48champs says: May 12, 2014 6:10 PM

    Seriously, folks. The PED jokes with The Hawks is so old and tired. Isnt it time for you all to install your free 200 hours of AOL using your dial up connection?

  44. andreboy1 says: May 12, 2014 6:37 PM

    “He sounds like a high character guy”

    “Jumpship” Pete Carrol

  45. trollhammer20 says: May 12, 2014 6:42 PM

    So, everyone making PED jokes, how many members of the Seahawks’ Super Bowl roster have been suspended for PEDs?

    If you answered one, LB Bruce Irvin, you’d be correct.

    Irvin was suspended the first four games of 2013 for a positive test result at the end of the 2012 season. Since then, the number of Seattle Seahawks who have tested positive for performance enhancing drugs is zero.

    That’s right, not one positive PED test result for the entire Super Bowl season. Browner and Thurmond got popped for marijuana, which is not a performance enhancing drug (unless you’re trying to enhance a performance of a Pink Floyd album).

    Have a nice day.

  46. dacktle49 says: May 12, 2014 6:48 PM

    Thurmond & Browner suspended in 2013. 2013 NFL News is not that old pal.

  47. kingpel says: May 12, 2014 6:54 PM

    Hopefully this is raise awareness in the Rams locker room. Lots of guys with red flags from their college days on this team. I fear this team could implode on itself without warning.

  48. jc1958cool says: May 12, 2014 6:59 PM

    just as dumb as suh and the whole lioness team

  49. the7ucky says: May 12, 2014 8:20 PM

    Oh one of YOUR team’s players gets suspended for PEDs? Better make excuses and redirect the problem to other teams in the conference. That taste in your mouth is called hypocrisy. It happened, deal with it and move on.

  50. teedraper says: May 12, 2014 8:34 PM

    I bet he’ll stop using that Body by V bull crap.

  51. harrisonhits2 says: May 12, 2014 9:00 PM

    “What is with the NFC West and these drugs?”

    There are some on every single team, don’t think there aren’t. Its just a questions of who’s getting caught and how many on a given team.

  52. bornahawker says: May 12, 2014 10:19 PM

    NFC west is jacked on ped’s just like the rest of the league. This is the gladiators of our time so what do u expect? Stop whining and enjoy the helmet slamming, concussion sport till the nanny state or even the disgusting greed of the non-profit league drives the sport into the ground. In the meantime, Go Hawks!

  53. overdrawnagain says: May 12, 2014 10:33 PM

    Nobody busts the Rams chops more than I. But I’m willing to wager 90% of the clowns posting never even heard of him. If he couldn’t crack a line-up where the starters are Givens, Quick, Pettis, he was irrelevant anyway. Good bye Stedy

  54. turfrage says: May 13, 2014 3:28 PM

    Word is he was LATE for the test. Never took anything. Big difference. Both result in policy violation and he’s taking his punishment. Amazing how many judgmental people there are. I’m just amazed St. Louis local media didn’t bother to find out details before they ran with it too.

  55. dankelly60 says: May 13, 2014 10:35 PM

    Stupid move by him.

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