Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Jimmy Smith Suspended Four Games Under NFL's PED Policy

Jimmy Smith Suspended Four Games Under NFL's PED Policy

National Football League suspended Ravens CB Jimmy Smith four games for violating the policy on performance enhancing drugs. He will now reportedly withdraw that appeal since he'll be put on injured reserve and can serve the suspension while sidelined. He will serve his suspension while on injured reserve and be eligible to play at the start of next season. He made three interceptions and led the Ravens with nine passes broken up.

The suspension will ultimately cost him $182,352, which would've been $2 million if had not just restructured his deal with Baltimore in August.

Smith's season ended in the second quarter Sunday, when he fell to the ground while trying to cover a deep route.

Smith and the Ravens learned of the pending suspension last week, multiple sources told the Baltimore Sun.

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It's a pragmatic decision, since he suffered a torn Achilles yesterday and was done for the rest of the season anyway.

Smith has played his entire seven-year career with the Ravens after being their first-round pick in 2011. Smith will miss a total of 17 games over the past four seasons.

This development is a big blow to the Baltimore defense, as Smith has been an integral part of the team's sturdy defense that is playing a big role in keeping the team afloat. Smith would've helped in covering the likes of Antonio Brown, Josh Gordon, T.Y.

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