Tanard Jackson Suspended For Substance Abuse

August 18th, 2009

Who could forget Tanard Jackson's big hit, strip and fumble recovery to give the Bucs life against the Chiefs last year. Now he's out for the first four games of 2009 for violating the NFL drug policy.

There are morons across the NFL, and now there’s a new one at One Buc Place.

Safety Tanard Jackson is suspended for the first four games of the 2009 season for violating the NFL substance abuse policy. In other words, he likely partied with something other than ice cold Caybrew and robust Bucaneros.

The news broke today after practice. In its story about Jackson’s suspension, the St. Pete Times reports steroid use is governed under a different NFL policy.

What is there to say?

Joe hopes Jackson doesn’t have a serious problem. And now the secondary is perilously thin. The Bucs only have three cornerbacks worth anything — Ronde Barber, Aqib Talib and Elbert Mack — and now the safety rotation has taken a shotgun to the gut.

No wonder Jermaine Phillips was back getting reps in the secondary today.

And how curious was the timing of Scott Smith’s video feature Monday where he announced that Phillips is still listed as a safety on the roster? Smith is a Bucs front office employee.

You don’t suppose…

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