Most of the NFL's news during June and July is bad news, or no news at all.
The Colts managed to flip the script when they signed Ahmad Bradshaw a few weeks ago, picking up the kind of impact signing usually reserved for the first few weeks of free agency.
Unfortunately, the news today falls into the off-field-problems category, the one that fans dread to hear about when their team is brought up.
The NFL announced today that 2012 sixth-round pick LaVon Brazill has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Due to the league's agreement with the NFLPA, the details of Brazill's infraction were not released.
Brazill will be eligible to participate in training camp and preseason games, but will be inactive for the first four regular season.
The suspension is a costly one for Brazill, who projected to be the Colts' fourth wide receiver. Brazill was on thin ice this offseason after Irsay leaked that the Colts' wanted to see him build a "dedication to his craft." Part of the reason was Brazill's lack of involvement this offseason in Indianapolis, disappearing for most of the early spring. The Colts even moved Brazill's locker so he'd be next to veteran Reggie Wayne.
Now, with the suspension, the whispers about Brazill's lack of dedication will grow louder, and Brazill's future in Indianapolis will become even murkier.no comments