Posted by Will Brinson
A few weeks ago, reports began surfacing that a number of NFL players (11 to be exact) failed drug tests and that a pair of Redskins -- offensive tackle Trent Williams and tight end Fred Davis -- could face suspensions.
But since then it's been pretty quiet surrounding Davis and Williams. Until Sunday anyway, when Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter reported that both Williams and Davis received four-game suspensions for failed drug tests.
Trotter reports that the pair of Redskins initially received season-long suspensions, but had them reduced as part of the NFL and NFLPA's settlement. The other nine players who were nailed for failed tests were busted during the grace period following the end of the 2011 lockout.
Williams and Davis, per Trotter, failed the tests during the season, which is why they received the four-game suspensions.
The pair were not suspended for Sunday's game against the Jets (currently underway -- follow here) because they did not receive notice from the league in time.
However, the season is effectively over for Davis and Williams, as the Redskins have just four games left. Barring a miracle playoff run, the pair won't play against this season.
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