D’Qwell Jackson suspended four games for violating PED policy

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The NFL announced Tuesday that Colts inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson has been suspended for four games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy.

Jackson, 33, leads the Colts in tackles. He’s in his third year with the team after spending his first eight NFL seasons with the Browns.

Jackson previously has never missed a start with the Colts.

The four-game suspension means Jackson is done for the regular season and can return to the team should the Colts qualify for the playoffs. At 6-6, the Colts are in a three-way tie atop the AFC South the with the Texans and Titans.

60 responses to “D’Qwell Jackson suspended four games for violating PED policy

  1. Curious that the announcement came from an official league statement. Usually they just get leaked out to a pliable member of the media.

    Wonder what the difference in this case is…

  2. To the first two comments
    In Jackson defense he said the ball he intercepted from Brady felt 100% totally normal.

    To everyone else

    Not all of us Pats fans center our lives around deflategate. Some of us moved on a long time ago.

  3. Hey Pats fans…..dont come down on Jackson. He never said anything to anybody about the ball feeling different.

    The Colts came into the AFCC game prepared to claim that the Pats cheated.

    Jackson had nothing to do with it.

  4. Is there a spreadsheet somewhere that lists players suspended for PEDs and the respective excuses they made for it? That would be a fun read.

  5. Hilarious! More DeflateGate Karma. It just keeps getting better & better. Jets, Colts, NFL, ESPN, Mortensen, Kensil, Vincent, Goodell. Meanwhile the Pats continue with double digit wins.

  6. Grigson lied and said that Jackson said it felt soft. This was a lie, because when the media confronted Jackson on it, he said he never said such a thing at all, which further proves it was a framejob.

    One of the 56 lies that can be found in the Wells Report.

    The football gods are watching (Jets, Colts and Ravens).

    Prepare for your bludgeoning next week, Whinebaugh and Co.

  7. noknoknokpenny says:
    Dec 6, 2016 4:17 PM
    Hey Pats fans…..dont come down on Jackson. He never said anything to anybody about the ball feeling different.

    The Colts came into the AFCC game prepared to claim that the Pats cheated.

    Jackson had nothing to do with it.

    Absolutely correct. He was the only non-Patriot who told the truth. How despicable is a guy(s) who throws an unsuspecting team member under the bus to frame someone?

  8. Geesh… when will this crap ever end? Answer: Not until the NFL and Players Association draw a line in the sand and give these guys the death penalty for doing drugs or PED’s.
    Kick them out for life and make them understand this crap has got to stop.
    But — we all know they won’t do it and we all know that these players are going to continue to break the rules of the NFL and the laws of our country. They just don’t give a damn.

  9. Not a huge loss. Leading tackler, but laughable if you think he’s their best defender. Far from it. Total liability in pass defense. Have to turn to the youngsters, which is somewhat scary.

  10. superpatriotsfan says:
    Dec 6, 2016 5:07 PM
    Wouldn’t life be better if there were no Patriots homers that come to brigade these boards?

    No. You’d have no one to torment with your endless child like nonsense.

  11. Wouldn’t life be better if there weren’t any fake Pats fans posting on every article!
    How’d the Jets do last night, you know the team you actually root for!!

  12. The superpatriotsfan that is neither super nor a Patriots fan must be living a sad, sad existence to have absolutely nothing positive to contribute to any topic of conversation. Nothing! He’s like a terrorist just going around destroying all that he can’t have. He should seek help.

  13. superpatriotsfan says:
    Dec 6, 2016 5:07 PM
    Wouldn’t life be better if there were no Patriots homers that come to brigade these boards?
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    So you wont comment on any future stories involving the patriots in those comment sections, right? That includes not switching to one of your other screen names we know you use to hide your anonymity.

  14. Is Irsay required to take drug testing? That would be interesting. If I was a Dolt fan I would ask the league to look into that. If they could get rid of him………good decisions would probably occur.

    So hear we have it Dolt fans hope Jimmy has to take drug tests.

    Jests fans, hope Woody takes the job in England.

  15. Lemmy Aksyadis says:
    Dec 6, 2016 4:54 PM

    Absolutely correct. He was the only non-Patriot who told the truth. How despicable is a guy(s) who throws an unsuspecting team member under the bus to frame someone?
    ————————

    Grigson is pretty despicable. Remember when he threw Luck under the bus, saying he made too much money for Grigson to be able to afford any other players?

  16. This will actually help the Colts. The rookie ILB from Florida, Antonio Morrison is a beast. He’ll step in and the defense will be better. Jackson wasn’t that good if you watch the tape. The stat sheet says he made a lot of tackles, but it doesn’t say how many he missed.

  17. Serious question? After reading the comments on EVERY article, do ALL Pats’ fans think every article is somehow about them?
    Just curious……..
    factschecker seems to be the only one I have ever read with some civility & I thank him/her for that!!

  18. “The Colts came into the AFCC game prepared to claim that the Pats cheated.”

    Talk about rewriting history, that’s total supposition that’s almost “deflategate- esq” in it’s veracity.
    Thumbs me down, I know, I know, Pat fan hates the Colts fan..

  19. brendafortheboyz says:
    Dec 6, 2016 5:59 PM
    Serious question? After reading the comments on EVERY article, do ALL Pats’ fans think every article is somehow about them?
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    No. But for you to miss the obvious tie-in to NE here, you haven’t been paying attention.
    ——————
    Just curious……..
    factschecker seems to be the only one I have ever read with some civility & I thank him/her for that!!
    ———————–
    I’ve seen plenty of the venomous comments directed at NE that you’ve spewed over the last year or so, so, take a good look in the mirror and see if perhaps the lack-of-civility problem you’re referring to is just your reflection. Words to live by. (You’re welcome.)

  20. How is it “rewriting history”? Grigson contacted the NFL the day before. They NFL told the refs to watch out. The Colts got a ball and claimed that it “felt low”. But it didn’t actually feel low, not according to the gauge. I mean, not if you account for the change in air pressure that happens because of cold weather. The officials were handling the balls all day long. It was their job to switch out any football that was low. They didn’t notice anything.

    How can anybody claim that the NFL and the Colts were not working together in a sting? The officials were told to presume the Colts’ footballs had not been tampered with. Why? How did the Colts get that special treatment?

    It’s Salem Witch Trial logic. If you accuse others, you must be innocent.

  21. 12444uggg says:
    Dec 6, 2016 6:10 PM

    “The Colts came into the AFCC game prepared to claim that the Pats cheated.”

    Talk about rewriting history, that’s total supposition that’s almost “deflategate- esq” in it’s veracity.
    Thumbs me down, I know, I know, Pat fan hates the Colts fan..
    ————————–

    The whole fraud was premeditated. How do you not know that by now?

    They lied about this guy saying that the intercepted ball felt deflated, and Kensil weighed the football, on a scale, and exclaimed that the Patriots were in big effing trouble. Then they lied to the media about the actual air pressure of the Patriots footballs.

  22. noknoknokpenny says:
    Dec 6, 2016 4:17 PM
    Hey Pats fans…..dont come down on Jackson. He never said anything to anybody about the ball feeling different.
    The Colts came into the AFCC game prepared to claim that the Pats cheated.
    Jackson had nothing to do with it.

    ——————

    A few days after he told the media he didn’t find anything wrong with the ball (despite the reports that he did from the Colts) he was arrested. Coincidence or the Colts shutting him up?

    Now he’s suspended he should come clean. That would be awesome.

  23. steelerfanjo says:
    Dec 6, 2016 4:41 PM
    Once a team starts playing good… Roger steps in. Gotta ensure Pats get the title.

    ****************

    Has your TV and internet service been out the past 2 1/2 years???

  24. Colts should be forced to hand some of those participation banners back.

    Btw, still waiting for a League of Integrity to properly investigate Noisegate, SuckForLuckgate, Noisegate2, DeflategateToo, and Ribgate. Those .500 records are a total sham!

  25. superpatriotsfan says:
    Dec 6, 2016 5:07 PM
    pastabelly says:
    Dec 6, 2016 3:57 PM
    So another key principal in #deflategate gets four games.
    ———————
    Cheaters can spot cheaters.
    ===============================
    It’s easy to spot someone without a sense of humor (that would be you). Patriots fans don’t really care about Jackson. This was a coincidence. In case you haven’t noticed, our anger is directed in the following order: Goodell, Kensil, Griggson, Mortensen.

  26. noknoknokpenny says:
    Dec 6, 2016 4:17 PM
    Hey Pats fans…..dont come down on Jackson. He never said anything to anybody about the ball feeling different….

    Agreed.

    D’Qwell Jackson publicly said he did not believe there was anything wrong with the football he intercepted.

    Which is true, there was nothing wrong with the football he intercepted, until the cheating Colts stuck pins in that football on the sideline to release even more pressure from the football than the laws of physics had already released.

  27. How is it “rewriting history”? Grigson contacted the NFL the day before. They NFL told the refs to watch out. The Colts got a ball and claimed that it “felt low”.

    How can anybody claim that the NFL and the Colts were not working together in a sting? The officials were told to presume the Colts’ footballs had not been tampered with. Why? How did the Colts get that special treatment?

    It’s Salem Witch Trial logic. If you accuse others, you must be innocent.
    ——————————

    There’s also the inconsistency in how Troy Vincent claims he first learned there was an issue that night. He says he didn’t know anything was going on until Ryan Grigson came to see him. Grigson, though, says Vincent and Kensil were already preparing to go to the field when he went to see them. The NFL was ready to respond to anything suspicious that night. The emails prior to the game and their actions back that up.

    After that, the lies and misinformation started (D’Qwell Jackson thought the ball felt soft, there wasn’t enough time to measure all the Colts footballs, the letter to the Patriots from the NFL with false information, the false “11 of 12 footballs” story leaked by the NFL, etc). It’s a sad commentary that a lot of people still think those stories are true.

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