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Tanard Jackson suspended indefinitely from league

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It was only a few days ago when Tanard Jackson was talking about making the most of his latest chance.

It didn’t last long, as the NFL announced that Jackson was suspended indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Jackson had missed the last two seasons because of suspensions, and the Redskins had just brought him back this offseason when he was reinstated. It’s his fourth career suspension overall.

If he owned an NFL team, there would obviously be cries that he needed help. We’ll see if the reaction is as sympathetic for him after his multiple offenses.

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73 Responses to “Tanard Jackson suspended indefinitely from league”
  1. ajgreenhof says: Jul 9, 2014 4:49 PM

    FINISH HIM!

  2. msc4realeagles says: Jul 9, 2014 4:50 PM

    Was he caught with the Whizzinator?

  3. youtubeingravenvids says: Jul 9, 2014 4:51 PM

    Hasn’t this guy had like 50 chances ?!?! And he STILL doesn’t get it!!!

  4. grogantomorgan says: Jul 9, 2014 4:53 PM

    Three strikes your out … can’t teach stupid.

  5. buccfaninhawkeyecountry says: Jul 9, 2014 4:53 PM

    Josh Gordon needs to look at Tanard. THIS COULD BE YOU! Such a waste of talent..

  6. burggold says: Jul 9, 2014 4:53 PM

    OFFICIALLY A DONKEY!!! GO BACK TO YOUR 9-5

  7. ariani1985 says: Jul 9, 2014 4:53 PM

    Come join the rancid roster of garbage in green Bay when your free! We love trouble!

  8. bunjy96 says: Jul 9, 2014 4:54 PM

    Now you are judge and jury. Who elected you? Didn’t ven know PFT had an election.

    Irsay’s case hasn’t even cleared the courts or the NFL yet.

  9. eaglesnoles05 says: Jul 9, 2014 4:55 PM

    I feel bad for him if it’s anything but weed.

    I don’t have the same respect or give the same gravity to a “weed addiction.” Gotta stop for a few yrs to play ball.

  10. paulland81 says: Jul 9, 2014 4:55 PM

    This just in ‘Life isn’t fair’… Owners of businesses get special treatment and employees/players get fired when they break the rules. In the case of the NFL, players get to break the rules 3 times before being suspended/fired indefinitely.

  11. danind says: Jul 9, 2014 4:55 PM

    some people just never “get” it. waste of talent, but its all good, I’m a Cowboys fan…not that the Redskins are a challenge our Dynasty Run that starts this year.

  12. calhounlambeau says: Jul 9, 2014 4:57 PM

    What’s going on dude?

  13. politicallyincorrect says: Jul 9, 2014 4:57 PM

    you have got to be kidding?

    did he fail another test? or this Goodell messing with the Redskins?

  14. weepingjebus says: Jul 9, 2014 4:57 PM

    If you admit pot can be addictive, you hurt the legalization push. If you deny pot can be addictive, you deny people like Jackson the help they obviously need. Personal pleasures vs. morality: if anyone can help us navigate these shoals it’s potheads.

  15. calhounlambeau says: Jul 9, 2014 4:58 PM

    I think Tanard Jackson’s body produces a substance naturally that causes him to fail drug tests. There’s no way this is possible.

  16. bucrightoff says: Jul 9, 2014 4:58 PM

    He was a fierce hitter on the field, too bad he was a fierce bong hitter off it because his career is finished.

  17. sabatimus says: Jul 9, 2014 4:59 PM

    *NBA team

  18. skinsfan91 says: Jul 9, 2014 5:00 PM

    OMG. What a damn fool. Have working 9 to 5 at the wherehouse.

  19. cmmartin24 says: Jul 9, 2014 5:01 PM

    Do we know what he failed for?

  20. rubicon202 says: Jul 9, 2014 5:01 PM

    How do you know it’s weed with this offense? Tanard has more serious issues than playing football…good luck with that man.

  21. guiness17 says: Jul 9, 2014 5:03 PM

    What happened here? Did he get reinstated, then fail his first test?

  22. bcreed70 says: Jul 9, 2014 5:04 PM

    I’m a Syracuse fan and this guy was awesome back then and it looked like he was going to be a solid pro… What a waste of talent and a sad day for a young guy who can’t get his life on track!!!

  23. bassplucker says: Jul 9, 2014 5:05 PM

    4th career suspension? That’s enough for me. Lifetime ban.

    Seriously, get him out of the league and open up a roster spot for some kid who cares enough to keep himself clean.

  24. jeanoroid says: Jul 9, 2014 5:06 PM

    Pot is not physically addictive. The addiction is entirely mental and no different than an addiction to hot dogs or porn.

    Things that are physically addictive that NFL players can use include alcohol and cigarettes. Both incredibly more life-destroying.

  25. whysomanylosers says: Jul 9, 2014 5:08 PM

    Raheem really knows how to pick them…

  26. aberystwyth2 says: Jul 9, 2014 5:12 PM

    Addiction is addiction and all addicts need help…can only hope he gets what he needs…
    The ability to “put it down for a few years to play ball” just doesn’t compute to the addict – and will not hold without outside help.

  27. doctorrustbelt says: Jul 9, 2014 5:13 PM

    The NFL scalped him.

  28. r8rsfan says: Jul 9, 2014 5:15 PM

    This guy is going to have to hit ROCK bottom before he get’s a clue. Apparently fame and fortune as a football player aren’t big enough losses.

  29. tiger2471 says: Jul 9, 2014 5:17 PM

    C’mon MAN!

  30. nflsucker says: Jul 9, 2014 5:22 PM

    I think it’s mostly fine for people to smoke weed (if that’s what it is). But then I think—what if the joint I was thinking about smoking cost a million dollars, or some number like that? Isn’t that what it comes down to for these football players who get booted for a season, or multiple seasons?

    Man, that’s one expensive habit.

  31. marima07 says: Jul 9, 2014 5:23 PM

    Not a fair comparison as it is two different issues.

    Anyone with an addiction will elicit cries that the addict needs help. Whether the addict admits he has a problem and wants to be helped is another matter.

    The comparison of a player to an owner isn’t applicable because a player is bound by the union rules his NFLPA representative voted for on his behalf.

    Owners aren’t bound by any union rules. There may be certain codes-of-conduct lines that they can’t cross without consequences that they agreed to before being awarded an NFL franchise – but we don’t know what they are.

  32. milkmandanimal says: Jul 9, 2014 5:25 PM

    So stupid. The guy looked so good his first few years in Tampa and I thought we had a guy on the back end who was going to be excellent for years, but no amount of athletic talent can overcome this level of stupid.

  33. melikefootball says: Jul 9, 2014 5:25 PM

    Sometimes nothing gets through.

  34. nfl4days says: Jul 9, 2014 5:42 PM

    Pot is not physically addictive. This is fact. You can deny it all you want, but its true. You can groow a mental addiction to ANYTHING. Saying that doesn’t hurt legalization at all, especially since cigs and alcohol are physically addictive and perfectly legal. Alcohol withdrawls can actually kill you. Weed withdrawals make you irritable. There was an NFL player who let Hus addiction to video games end his career. We gonna make those illegal too?

  35. numberoneinthehoodg says: Jul 9, 2014 5:44 PM

    Marijuana isn’t addictive. Until you try it and realize it’s awesome.

  36. holeinone09 says: Jul 9, 2014 5:45 PM

    Obviously this guy is addicted to something. When that happens it controls your life, and that cravung is the most important thing to that person. Millions of dollars in rewards won’t change how that person feels. What a shame.

  37. floreskins says: Jul 9, 2014 5:49 PM

    Another genius.

  38. gammynomnom says: Jul 9, 2014 5:53 PM

    I suspect this is just the tip of the iceberg in such a dirty organization like Washington.

  39. rg3andthensome says: Jul 9, 2014 5:56 PM

    What did he do? Do the interview about being a Costco guy and then go get high?????

    WTF?!??! We needed him this year.

  40. vaughnjoe says: Jul 9, 2014 5:59 PM

    So much for “Revenge of Tenard IV” thats four chances now. Time to go home and smoke yourself silly. Some people live out their dreams. Others live nightmares.

  41. ipitydafu says: Jul 9, 2014 6:06 PM

    What a freakin loser. I thought for sure there was no way he would do it again. How could this guy like weed more than hundreds of thousands of dollars? FFS!!!

  42. thefiesty1 says: Jul 9, 2014 6:11 PM

    Some people never learn. Nothing but a waste of talent.

  43. iamdinguskhan says: Jul 9, 2014 6:15 PM

    If weed isn’t additive than why do you have withdraws when you quit?..I will never understand but I guess that goes with I take responsibility of making a living and supporting my family.

  44. brokebackbrees says: Jul 9, 2014 6:25 PM

    What’s Cris Carter advice??

  45. abreathofsanity says: Jul 9, 2014 6:55 PM

    Another Raheem Morris reject

  46. thegrigga49 says: Jul 9, 2014 7:01 PM

    Wow

  47. skins1970 says: Jul 9, 2014 7:10 PM

    Tenard really needs to get help,this is just sad.

  48. chiadam says: Jul 9, 2014 7:42 PM

    He said this chance would be different because he was humbled by working at a warehouse during his last suspension.
    First, there is nothing wrong with working at a warehouse. Second, he better hope they’re still hiring.

  49. bucdale says: Jul 9, 2014 7:47 PM

    Damn Son….. They did tell him they test in the Off-season too, didn’t they?

  50. dcdiggler says: Jul 9, 2014 8:07 PM

    I know dude from High School and he’s a good kid, but this is just a waste of talent. He had the whole DMV pulling for him… Apparently history repeats itself.

  51. ajkrauter02 says: Jul 9, 2014 8:27 PM

    Nope! Just like Irsay, he is a complete idiot. If he can’t figure out that this is his best chance to make a good living for himself and his family, and would rather drink or do drugs or whatever, then let him go waste away and give the chance to someone who really wants it. So sick of seeing these guys choose weed or booze over millions of dollars. Oh, and what will he/they do when football is gone?? I bet we see them all over LaBron Center after they get arrested. Awesome.

  52. officialgame says: Jul 9, 2014 8:30 PM

    The Skins are run by a bunch half wits that starts at the top with Chief Half Man and trickles on down.

  53. wolff111 says: Jul 9, 2014 8:46 PM

    He’s the stupidest’s stupid!

  54. mschurm1 says: Jul 9, 2014 9:13 PM

    The Skins are what happens when a fan owns a team.

  55. mkelly534 says: Jul 9, 2014 9:23 PM

    Time for Mr. Jackson to learn a new profession. Maybe he can open one of the medical marijuana stores since he clearly cannot stop using

  56. jimmysee says: Jul 9, 2014 10:11 PM

    All he needs is to take the Hollywood Cure.

    Two weeks in a cushy Malibu residential “treatment center,” a news conference in which he states he’s been cured, and he’s good to go.

  57. logicalvoicescowboybrother says: Jul 9, 2014 10:12 PM

    RG3 next?????

  58. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Jul 9, 2014 10:21 PM

    I actually laughed out loud reading this. what a turd

  59. bitw44 says: Jul 9, 2014 10:56 PM

    That last line was totally unnecessary.

  60. sportstalkprofessional says: Jul 9, 2014 11:47 PM

    HTTR
    LMAO

  61. duncanthecat says: Jul 9, 2014 11:53 PM

    Feel for the guy and his family. He obviously has a problem beyond his control. Time to turn your life over to God and come clean with all around you.

    Never to late to become someone productive outside of the NFL. Most of us visiting this site do.

    God Bless,

  62. scw1993 says: Jul 10, 2014 1:23 AM

    Worst team in sports….never win anything, jealous and obsessed with teams that are successful. This organization just doesn’t get it.

  63. skins26portis says: Jul 10, 2014 1:41 AM

    It truly shows you how an addiction came be so strong that the very profession you love and can earn millions to play , you just pissed it away. You have players who would give anything to be able to play in the NFL but are not talented enough . Tarnard who has all the skills can’t stay clean even to provide for his family .
    He will one day look back on this and truly realize how he missed out on a blessing. He needs to get help before kills himself from a drug overdose or who knows what . He is crying out for help and the NFL really needs to get him help. His football playing career is done but doesn’t mean his life had to end. He has his entire life ahead of him if he can get clean . Tarnard needs our prayers . HTTR

  64. motsuret06 says: Jul 10, 2014 1:42 AM

    The NFL needs to move on from this guy. He is all kinda stupid.

  65. turbo2728 says: Jul 10, 2014 2:28 AM

    This guy could have been one the best Safeties in the league for a long time.

    All the talent he needed, none of the sense. He needs help.

  66. skinsfan91 says: Jul 10, 2014 2:30 AM

    If this dude refuses to be a millionaire, for love of weed, then he is truly one of the most noble stoners of all time and deserves to be praised , High Times “Stoner of the Year”.

  67. corzman69 says: Jul 10, 2014 6:35 AM

    Ever notice how when a player gets suspended for drugs that it always turns into a debate on legalization on the comments here ? Only Tanard, the NFL, and his agent know what drug he was on, Everyone else is speculating. I seriously believe it was not pot but something much harder. If somehow it was, he is the stupidest stoner on the face of the earth !

  68. finster1989 says: Jul 10, 2014 7:44 AM

    Another typical high-character Redskins player

  69. brgndyngold says: Jul 10, 2014 8:40 AM

    I have ZERO remorse for this guy at this point. He was given plenty of chances and STILL cant get right.

    It upsets me to think we HAD one of the BEST Safety’s potentially in NFL history in Sean Taylor, and we’re left to deal with trash like this.

    The old saying is true, “The good die young.”

    R.I.P. Sean Taylor 21

  70. ravensterpsarmystrong says: Jul 10, 2014 9:44 AM

    Bro, you stupid or what? NFL = Not For Long, i.e., See ya! Back to working in a warehouse for life!

  71. revren10 says: Jul 10, 2014 9:50 AM

    Sounds like the redskins should release there scouting report on this player, ya know like the patriots so we can compare evaluations

  72. annes22 says: Jul 10, 2014 10:04 AM

    Just another one that needs help, for goodness sake. How long have they kept him, for another failure???

  73. jacquessniffa says: Jul 10, 2014 10:34 AM

    Never heard of this chump before. All these suspensions and he’s never caused a blip on my radar.

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