It’s Friday. And while the NFL privately bristles at the perception that it engineers the release of suspension-related news for the final day of the workweek, recent history warrants keeping an eye out for this week’s latest leak followed by an announcement that someone will be missing some time.
So who ya got? Will it be Browns receiver Josh Gordon, who faces a one-year suspension under the substance-abuse policy? Will it be 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, who faces a multi-game suspension for multiple violations of the substance-abuse policy and the personal-conduct policy?
Or will it be Colts owner Jim Irsay, who was arrested in March for operating a vehicle while under the influence of prescription pain medication? Will it be “retired” defensive lineman Josh Brent, who hopes to be reinstated after serving time for the DUI-related death of former teammate Jerry Brown?
Then again, it also could be someone on whom we’re not focused. That’s what happened last week, when Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe received a one-game suspension, arising presumably from last year’s arrest on marijuana possession charges.
So who will it be this week? While we await an answer, make your pick below.