Wide receiver LaVon Brazill has been caught violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, and will pay the price of missing the entire 2014 season. After a positive test for marijuana, he has joined the ranks of Robert Mathis and Jim Irsay who have also had drug-related issues this year. He may apply for reinstatement in the league in a year, after his suspension is up.
Still a young player, Brazill was drafted by the colts in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. He has earned 23 receptions, 347 yards, and three touchdowns in that time.
Brazill was suspended only last year for four games for the same violation. He recently spoke about that infraction, saying that that part of his life was over. In a much-quoted statement, he stated that he had to choose between money and marijuana. Despite his claims that he chose money, it appears marijuana has won out.
The news was released last Thursday, when it was also announced that Kansas City Chief Rokevious Williams would be suspended for violating the substance-abuse policy. He will receive a four-game suspension.
If Brazill does return to the Colts after his suspension, he will likely have to fight for his old position. With his absence, it is expected that Da'Rick Rogers and Griff Whalen will move up the roster, and take Brazill's place. Whether or not there will be a place on the team for him at that time remains to be seen.
Despite all the news and rumors surrounding his suspension, the colts have yet to release an official statement.
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