Rob Jackson draws four-game suspension

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Redskins outside linebacker Rob Jackson has drawn a four-game suspension to begin the 2013 regular season, Howard Balzer of the Sports Xchange reported Wednesday.

According to Redskins beat reporters Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan in Washington D.C. and Mike Jones of the Washington Post, Jackson is appealing the suspension. Balzer, however, has indicated that teams have been told of Jackson’s suspension, which infers that the appeals process is over, according to Balzer. Also, Rich Tandler of reports that the NFL has confirmed Jackson’s suspension, meaning the suspension has been upheld, per Tandler.

Per Jones, who cited a source, the suspension is tied to a medication for pain.

Jackson started 14 games for the Redskins in 2012 after Brian Orakpo suffered a season-ending pectoral injury in September, recording 37 tackles and 4.5 sacks and intercepting four passes. The Redskins re-signed him earlier in March.

Both Jones and Paulsen reported that the club knew Jackson faced NFL discipline before the team brought him back.

18 responses to “Rob Jackson draws four-game suspension

  1. Are you kidding me???? I know we are nfc east CHAMPIONS and all but leave us alone already!!!!!! What more can the NFL take from us????? Next thing you know the NFL will try to say we came on 2nd in our division and give the trophy to the giants! Roger Goodell is ruining the game we love….

  2. logicalvoicesays
    Mar 20, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT
    More Redskins stories please. Thank you.


    Your wish is granted!!

  3. C’mon man “fraudIII”??? Y’all aren’t even trying anymore. At least the RGLeaf and Jamarcus Russell2.0 were somewhat entertaining until Griffin forced you haters to shut up with those nick names by week 5. I can understand they hate on about half the deserving players in the league but enough is enough about Griffin. The dude is a model of what every player should be. Respects his parents, respects the military, graduated early for academics and respects the game that pays him. Hating on this kid makes you look like a jealous and pathetic.

  4. OK what the heck.!!!!!!! How can this happened are you kidding me. Who in the hell is running the Medical and Strength program over their.????.

  5. The Redskins have a long history of sending injured players out to play when they should be healing. Shannahan would sell his own mother into sex trade to win an extra game. I still can’ get over what he did to RG3.

  6. OK…Who was it on the Skins team or front office that decided to take a piss in Goodell’s coffee? He has it out for us…Please know that he runs the show and we now have to walk on our toes and call him “Sir”…Just like in pledgeship….


    This is getting ridiculous…All this picking on us. Stand up for us.

    Skins Fans Everywhere

  7. Sucks. We just cannot buy a break. It has been basically my whole life. Guess I am suppose to be use to this stuff by now. I was born close to D.C., I am not going to root for any team other than my home team. Victim of circumstance, unlucky, whatever, would be nice to just catch a few breaks here and there. Looked like Griff might be the two decade waiting turn for the better, then just one thing after another, as usual. One more year is SO old.

  8. Not a hater, just a realist. RG3 has a couple of things working against him this year. He still will not be the same after this surgery (AP is the exception, not the rule kids). Teams now have a year of gamefilm on their offense as well. This is just like when the Wildcat came out, it worked for a while, then teams figured out how to defend it. Once teams start hitting him on every play, which is how you beat the option, then the skins will abandon it and he will have to beat teams with his arm. The kid said it himself, he is not as good when he can’t use his legs. If he proves me wrong, and beats teams strictly from the pocket, then I will be the first to admit it. It would be better for him to become a pocket passer anyway, if he wants to play longer than 5 years.

  9. First his team beats you in the playoffs (only because RGIII got injured), then one of your teammates has to slap him up for being a punk, but you still hang around Richard Sherman and let him influence you?

  10. This coming from a league that administers Tramadol to the point of liver failure. Teams let their players go drugged up back into a game to be more severial injured and they ban a guy for taking probably his sisters tylenol with codein or something.

    The NFL is targeting the Redskins.

    What was that you said?? Colusion???

  11. Not surprised cheaters, cheat. With Mike Shanahan running the show you can expect more of this. the man is a poor excuse of a football coach. Redskins’s fans had their 1 yr window now it’s back to the N.F.C. East basement. by the way pray the Cowboys extend Romo that may buy you a year or two.

  12. Odd, all we heard from Redskin fans before the playoff game was how we had a cheater on the team, now, it’s the NFL’s fault. Hilarious.

  13. The guy had his wisdom teeth taken out. When the hell did a pain killer for wisdom teeth become illegal? This vendeta against the Skins is getting rediculous and more and more obvious with each passing day.

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