Posted by Josh Katzowitz
Along with the news that Brandon Spikes has been suspended for four games via the banned substance policy – he won’t appeal the ruling and should be available for the playoffs – comes two reports that touch on the same subject: illegal substances.
According to the Baltimore Sun , Baltimore County police today investigated the apartment of Ravens rookie WR David Reed after getting a call about possible narcotics.
The police said there was evidence collected but no charges have been forthcoming yet.
Reed declined comment – other than, “I’m good. I ain’t got nothing to say – and the team still plans to play him in the Monday night game vs. the Texans. According to Aaron Wilson, “Reed didn’t seem particularly worried about the investigation. He was bothered about the effect it could have on his reputation.”
Said a Ravens spokesman: "We're aware of the situation. We've talked to him about it and he'll get an opportunity to explain the situation.”
In Panthers news, OL Duke Robinson – who was expected to win the starting right guard position at the season’s start but came to camp overweight – has been suspended four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, the Charlotte Observer writes.
Robinson is on the IR list, and he can serve the suspension while he’s on the list, so this incident won’t have any bearing on his play for next season.
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