Washington Redskins safety Tanard Jackson has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for a violation of the league's drug policy, Jay Glazer reports. The 27-year-old has a history of drug problems and has received suspensions related to his drug use in the past.
Jackson was was first barred for four games in 2009, then again for a year in 2010.
An NFL spokesman confirmed to Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan that Jackson had appealed the suspension prior to its announcement.
The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer was drafted out of Syracuse in 2007. He has played in 56 career games, all of which have been starts. In that time he recorded 239 tackles, 10 interceptions, and 27 passes defensed. Jackson was cut by the Bucs back in April.
The Redskins signed Jackson soon after his departure from Tampa Bay. He was expected to be a significant contributor in the defensive backfield.
The NFL officially announced Jackson's suspension Friday afternoon. He will be eligible for reinstatement in exactly one year.