Strike 3! This is exactly the case Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis faces after being suspended indefinitely by the National Football League today. This is Davis’s third violation since entering the League in 2008. Late in the 2011 season, Davis and teammate Trent Williams were suspended four games for marijuana, violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances Abuse. Davis is set to become a free agent this off-season, but it appears no one will want to touch the once formidable possession receiver.
Davis, a second round pick, was a constant topic of discussion in 2013-14, as Mike Shanahan expressed great disappointment, and even named him inactive for several games. Davis’s poor season came to a close with seven receptions for 70 yards. The former USC Trojan’s best season came way back in 2011 when he hauled in 59 passes for 796 yards.
The once highly touted tight end will face a long road back into the league, and it begins with a six game suspension for any team willing to take a chance. Although I fully expect a team to take a shot at Davis this off-season, I also believe his poor off-the-field decisions will ruin a promising career.