Not long after the NFL suspended Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Dion Jordan for the first four games of this year, it now looks like the Indianapolis Colts will be without wide receiver LaVon Brazill for the whole year.
According to various reports, Brazill has been suspended for at least one season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
And… #Colts WR LaVon Brazill is suspended without pay for at least one year for violating @NFL Policy & Program for Substances of Abuse. Wow— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 3, 2014
Brazill, a sixth-round pick out of Ohio in the 2012 NFL Draft, was also suspended by the league for four games last season. When on the field, Brazill has made a limited impact. In 25 career games, he's caught 23 receptions for 347 yards and three touchdowns.
With Reggie Wayne, Hakeem Nicks and T.Y. Hilton on the roster, it's not going to be a big loss for the Colts. They also got some unexpected contributions from Da’Rick Rogers last year, and then drafted Ole Miss' Donte Moncrief in the third round. It's possible Brazil was going to be cut even had he played this year.
The young receiver played in an average of just 24 snaps last season when he was eligible to play. Don't expect him to be on the roster for much longer.
It's unfortunate to see, but this may be the end of his career. Hopefully, he gets his life together and bounces back with a team in 2015.