Former USC running back Silas Redd has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy for a second time.
Silas Redd’s short-lived NFL career may be over. The Washington Redskin running back and former USC Trojan was suspended indefinitely by the NFL Tuesday after violating the league’s substance abuse policy for the second time in less than a year.
“Silas Redd of the Washington Redskins has been suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Redd’s suspension begins immediately,” read the statement from the NFL.
Redd was suspended for four games in November of the 2015 season for a similar violation, though he was on injured reserve at the time because of a torn ACL he suffered during the preseason.
The nature of Redd’s punishment suggests his violation was not related to marijuana, but a more serious banned substance. The indefinite suspension is likely to last at least one year.
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With no timetable for return and a shaky injury history, it seems unlikely that Redd will make his way back on an NFL roster.
The Penn State-transfer arrived at USC in 2012 and tallied 1,281 yards with ten touchdowns during his two year career. In four years at the college level, he amassed 2,959 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Injury trouble saw his draft stock fall and he went undrafted in the 2013 draft, though he signed with Washington and earned a spot on the roster as a third string running back. He had 15 carries and one touchdown during his rookie season, but has not seen the field since 2014.