“Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six,” These words rang through the sports world just a bit over four years ago when LeBron James decided to “take his talents to South Beach, (Miami).” Now, with all the buzz still surrounding James, more news has broken surrounding the most recent suspension of Washington Redskins strong safety Tanard Jackson.
The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer has been suspended on multiple occasions and has yet to play a single game over two seasons with Washington. Still, he participated in OTA’s and mini-camp hoping to revive his career after being reinstated by the NFL. The comeback, however, only lasted two weeks as he was suspended indefinitely for violating the “NFL policy and program for substances of abuse.”
The Bullis High School graduate and Silver Spring native had been listed as the team’s third string strong safety during camp and was hoping to make an impression on new head coach Jay Gruden. Bad Habits die hard ad Jackson is just the latest victim of drugs and wasted talent.
Even if the NFL ever elects to reinstate Jackson, many around the league would find it highly unlikely to take a chance on Jackson. It’s always sad to see a player ruin his own career, but that’s exactly the case of Tanard Jackson.