Jaguar Looking at Suspension

Jacksonville defensive tackle Stroud tested positive for illicit substances
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2007 10:50 PM CDT
Jaguar Looking at Suspension
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcus Stroud works out with a medicine ball during the NFL football team's second day of training camp, Sunday, July 29, 2007, in Jacksonville, Fla. Stroud had ankle surgery in the offseason. (AP Photo/Phil Coale)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – One of the aging bulwarks of Jacksonville's stout defense, tackle Marcus Stroud has tested positive for an undisclosed banned substance, reports the Florida Times-Union. Stroud may appeal, but the team may have already decided he is better off serving his four-game suspension sooner rather than later in the season.

Earlier this week, the Jaguars signed Atlanta castoff defensive tackle Grady Jackson, possibly in anticipation of the suspension. Stroud, a three-time Pro Bowler, missed five games due to injury last year; it is unknown whether the illegal supplement was prescribed to him to rehab  his right ankle, which he underwent surgery to repair in the offseason. (Read more NFL stories.)

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