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Tanard Jackson claims this suspension is “totally different”

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Tanard Jackson has been suspended on four separate occasions by the NFL but he claims this time is different.

No, really.

Jackson exchanged text messages with Chris Russell of ESPN 980 in Washington D.C. on Wednesday night claiming this suspension isn’t the same as his prior offenses.

“I plan to appeal and this is not a repeat of the past. Totally different,” Jackson said.

However, Jackson isn’t able to appeal this suspension any further. The suspension was officially announced by the league on Wednesday, meaning all appeals have already been exhausted and the decision is final.

Quite frankly, even if this suspension didn’t stem from the same problems that have plagued Jackson in the past, it doesn’t matter. He hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2011 after missing the last two seasons due to prior suspensions. After being reinstated by the league in May and given another opportunity by the Washington Redskins, Jackson couldn’t even make it to training camp before once again violating the substance-abuse policy.

The league may not give Jackson another opportunity at reinstatement. Even if the league reinstates Jackson in the future, it seems far-fetched to think another team would take a chance on him. No matter the reason or excuse, Jackson has likely seen the last of his days on an NFL roster.

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27 Responses to “Tanard Jackson claims this suspension is “totally different””
  1. jbowman374 says: Jul 10, 2014 12:18 AM


  2. gayforbrady says: Jul 10, 2014 12:31 AM

    The number 4 killer in the USA is due to prescription drugs.

    5 years from now when weed is the go to drug for pain management we are going to look back at these suspensions and look stupid.

  3. niquewise2014 says: Jul 10, 2014 12:53 AM

    So when is dumb and dumber the sequel coming out again?

  4. GrossmanDaSexCannon says: Jul 10, 2014 1:52 AM



    Demands an explanation

    Totally different

    Beat you all to it.

  5. snyper94z28 says: Jul 10, 2014 4:13 AM

    If this standa, it’s another sad nfl player that just doesn’t get it. Could have been set for life money wise, get help while out for 2 years, plenty of time to get it right. I like to see what’s so called different, a drug is a drug no matter what drug it is.

  6. iamdinguskhan says: Jul 10, 2014 4:34 AM

    Different? Was it PEDs instead of weed so that makes it better? Suspended either way probably for good now.
    A totally clueless person.

  7. dcapettini says: Jul 10, 2014 5:27 AM

    Yeah, it’s “Totally” different. This time he was using “Medical Marijuana”, not that ditch weed like the other times.

  8. ludacrish05 says: Jul 10, 2014 6:49 AM

    That really blows, but what an idiot

  9. fukerton says: Jul 10, 2014 6:56 AM

    Before people just kill the guy – realize that he clearly is struggling with drug addiction. The mental obsession and physical compulsion to use is all encompassing. He’s a human who is struggling with a serious disease so we should all pray that he seeks out the help he needs.

  10. blackqbwhiterb says: Jul 10, 2014 7:29 AM

    Damn shame…. An opportunity to play in the NFL and all that goes with it, ruined by his own bad choices, apparently.

  11. whenwilliteverend says: Jul 10, 2014 7:32 AM

    Josh Gordon would have done well to learn from Tanard Jackson instead of following in his footsteps. Same with James Blackmon.

  12. hugeredskinsfan says: Jul 10, 2014 7:37 AM

    Unfortunately, whatever he got suspended for still shows irresponsibility and immaturity. The NFL does not suspend players for substances they don’t clearly tell them not to use.

    Most players don’t seem to have a problem with this. If you got suspended three times, wouldn’t you do everything possible to make sure you don’t get suspended a fourth time?

  13. 700levelvet says: Jul 10, 2014 8:05 AM

    What a clown

  14. artmonk81 says: Jul 10, 2014 8:28 AM

    You give these guys all the money and fame and what do they do over and over again…piss it away! This guy is an embarrassment to himself and his family.

  15. edouble86 says: Jul 10, 2014 8:34 AM

    I can’t think of anything funny to say. This guy is an idiot.

  16. kozmo50 says: Jul 10, 2014 8:38 AM

    Good…..Goodbye…..and Good Luck!

  17. bmorepositive123 says: Jul 10, 2014 8:40 AM

    Welp, cya later!

  18. brgndyngold says: Jul 10, 2014 8:49 AM

    Tanard “Can’s Get Right” Jackson

  19. bornahawker says: Jul 10, 2014 9:06 AM

    Back to the warehouse! No Soup For You!

  20. chalkruz1989 says: Jul 10, 2014 9:09 AM

    I thought I had some major regrets.

    This guy must hate looking in the mirror everyday.

  21. wfederal says: Jul 10, 2014 9:38 AM

    “Man! You are one pathetic loser!” – Lloyd Christmas

  22. abanig says: Jul 10, 2014 10:18 AM

    I’m a redskisn fan who never believed in Tanard Jackson for one second!

    My question is, how many stupid redskins fans are out there right now believing Tanard’s story and saying see! He’s right! He’s going to win an appeal and then he’s going to make the redskins team and be our starting free safety and play like he did in 2009!

    Lol! Those are the real idiots

  23. melikefootball says: Jul 10, 2014 10:32 AM

    Da man its different this time, really I mean honestly it is different really. How many chances does one get before it sinks in.

  24. scw1993 says: Jul 10, 2014 12:04 PM

    Terrible, losing organization but that would be “politically incorrect.” Always on the bottom.

  25. abanig says: Jul 10, 2014 12:34 PM

    Not in 2012!

  26. skins1970 says: Jul 10, 2014 12:51 PM

    Tenard Your career is OVER! What part of that don’t you understand? Go get some help.

  27. haytammy says: Jul 11, 2014 12:30 PM

    What is wrong with this idiot!?

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