The NFL is having an excellent week when it comes to handing out and adjusting suspensions. First it was Tom Brady. Then it was Le’Veon Bell. Now it’s Washington Redskins’ Bashaud Breeland.
The cornerback has been given a one game suspension by the NFL for being caught with marijuana on his possession last summer, according to Albert Breer.
The Washington Times reported last summer that Breeland was caught on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond on August 11 2014.
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The newspaper reported: “NFL policy states on substances of abuse, players convicted of a violation of the law related to substances of abuse other than alcohol are subject to discipline from the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
“Players “will normally be subject to discipline up to and including suspension without pay for four regular and/or post-season games for a first violation of the law,” though a player’s previous disciplinary record will be considered with regards to such punishments.”
Breeland should probably count himself lucky that his suspension wasn’t longer than just the one game. Otherwise, his place in the starting squad could have been at risk.
The cornerback started 15 games during his rookie season at the Redskins last year, after being selected in the fourth-round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He made 67 tackles, 13 pass deflections, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.
Despite the week one suspension, Breeland is still able to train and play during the preseason, so this shouldn’t interrupt his preparations for the new season.
At this year’s Redskins training camp, he is set to compete with fellow cornerbacks Chris Culliver and three-time Pro Bowler DeAngelo Hall for starting spots in the team.