Report: NFL suspends Jalen Collins a fourth time

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Former Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins is not currently on an NFL roster, and today’s news makes it less likely he ever will be.

Collins has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2018 NFL season, according to Field Yates of ESPN.

That marks Collins’ fourth suspension. He was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season, then suspended for the first 10 games of the 2017 season, then suspended four more games in 2017. Collins has been suspended for violating both the league’s substance-abuse policy and the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy.

Realistically, it’s unlikely that a player with Collins’ checkered history will get another chance in the NFL, but he would be eligible to sign with a team now and play during the regular season after sitting out 10 games.

Collins is a talented player who was the Falcons’ second-round draft pick in 2015 and has eight career starts. His inability to pass drug tests may result in him failing to realize his talent.

39 responses to “Report: NFL suspends Jalen Collins a fourth time

  1. “You can’t teach stupid.”

    You don’t need to teach stupid. This kid’s already got it down.

  2. tylawspick6 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 4:51 pm
    lol

    imagine if this guy was a patriot?

    ———–
    Yeah! Haha! The Pats never employ bad people!
    And then I remembered Chandler Jones showing up on drugs in a police station.
    And then I remembered Aaron Hernandez.

  3. That’s too bad. He was a talented player that could have had a relatively long career and made enough money to live off of the rest of his life after football.

  4. trabbit55 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 4:57 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 4:51 pm
    lol

    imagine if this guy was a patriot?

    ———–
    Yeah! Haha! The Pats never employ bad people!
    And then I remembered Chandler Jones showing up on drugs in a police station.
    And then I remembered Aaron Hernandez.

    ————————
    Yeah, the Pats unloaded both those guys. I think thats his point

  5. He’ll look back and want to kick himself for being so foolish. He’ll one day see he had the world and he handed it all away….and soon gets to live the real life like those of us on this board.

  6. ronnyw222 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 5:14 pm
    trabbit55 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 4:57 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 4:51 pm
    lol

    imagine if this guy was a patriot?

    ———–
    Yeah! Haha! The Pats never employ bad people!
    And then I remembered Chandler Jones showing up on drugs in a police station.
    And then I remembered Aaron Hernandez.

    ————————
    Yeah, the Pats unloaded both those guys. I think thats his point

    ———-

    They didn’t unload Rob Nincovic and Rodney Harrison.

  7. ronnyw222 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Yeah, the Pats unloaded both those guys. I think thats his point
    ————————

    The Falcons unloaded this guy, so no, that wasn’t his point. That’s never his point.

  8. ronnyw222 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Yeah, the Pats unloaded both those guys. I think thats his point
    ———
    You know, you’re both right. The Patriots would NEVER go out and get a bad person after the fact.
    For example, signing known domestic abuser like James Harrison for the stretch run to try to get a championship.
    Face it, the Pats are just as terrible and corrupt as everyone else, get off your high horse.

  9. It may already be unofficially over, but. . . How does one get suspended 4 times in 2ish years without the last one being expulsion? Like… what? In the 42 games he could have played in (16,16,10), he will have been suspended for 28 of them. That’s 2 out of 3 games.

  10. He’s got an addiction problem and apparently didn’t even have the sense or ability to take advantage of those programs. Without the NFL structure, now the downward spiral really accelerates.

  11. What a colossal idiot. He probably still thinks some team will be interested in him after his suspension is over. All he had to do was follow some simple rules and he’s incapable of doing even that.

  12. ronnyw222 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 5:14 pm
    trabbit55 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 4:57 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 4:51 pm
    lol

    imagine if this guy was a patriot?

    ———–
    Yeah! Haha! The Pats never employ bad people!
    And then I remembered Chandler Jones showing up on drugs in a police station.
    And then I remembered Aaron Hernandez.

    ————————
    Yeah, the Pats unloaded both those guys. I think thats his point

    Then it is a bad point (as usual). The guy played 8 games. He is, as the article states, not on an NFL roster, so he was clearly unloaded. Other players on other teams were unloaded after they got into trouble. The Patriots are hardly the only team to do that.

    Sometimes the best comment is the one never made. This stream has two.

  13. TruFBFan says:
    April 9, 2018 at 6:54 pm
    ronnyw222 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 5:14 pm
    trabbit55 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 4:57 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 4:51 pm
    lol

    imagine if this guy was a patriot?

    ———–
    Yeah! Haha! The Pats never employ bad people!
    And then I remembered Chandler Jones showing up on drugs in a police station.
    And then I remembered Aaron Hernandez.

    ————————
    Yeah, the Pats unloaded both those guys. I think thats his point

    Then it is a bad point (as usual). The guy played 8 games. He is, as the article states, not on an NFL roster, so he was clearly unloaded. Other players on other teams were unloaded after they got into trouble. The Patriots are hardly the only team to do that.

    Sometimes the best comment is the one never made. This stream has two.

    ——————————
    TL6 never said another team wouldnt do that, he just asked what would happen if he had been on the Pats, and I acknowledged he would have been unloaded. The stuff you guys are arguing with is stuff you had to first add to the conversation so you could. Also as soon as anyone starts trying to say Hernandez was something the Pats coddled or condoned thats totally ridiculous.

  14. Never ceases to amaze me when pro athletes have all that talent & money then choose to throw it all away.

  15. mmack66 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 5:32 pm
    ronnyw222 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Yeah, the Pats unloaded both those guys. I think thats his point
    ————————

    The Falcons unloaded this guy, so no, that wasn’t his point. That’s never his point.
    ———-
    Except it took the Falcons like 3 suspensions to finally do so.

  16. The NFL is a joke.

    The way to handle this is first offense is a year ban from the sport.

    The next one is a total lifetime ban from the sport.

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