Indianapolis Colts WR LaVon Brazill Suspended 4 Games for Violating Substance Abuse Policy

By Eric Smith
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Well this offseason went from bad to worse for Indianapolis Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill. After getting criticized for lack of effort through mini camp the second-year receiver out of Ohio was suspended Monday afternoon by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Brazill, can take part in training camp and the four preseason games, but will miss the first four regular season games due to the infraction. The earliest he can play is Oct. 6 in the home game at Lucas Oil Stadium against the Seattle Seahawks.

Luckily for the Colts, losing Brazill isn’t too much of a hit to the receiving core. He only caught 11 passes for 186 yards and a touchdown in his rookie campaign in 2012. Indianapolis signed Darrius Heyward-Bey this offseason, and the return Reggie Wayne and fellow rookie class member T.Y. Hilton.

Brazill, was the fourth option anyways and now looking like he will have to have a phenomenal preseason in order to make the 2013 Colts roster.

Indianapolis also has two stellar tight ends in Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen to go along with Weslye Saunders, Dominic Jones and newly drafted Justice Cunningham at that spot.

So, this suspension won’t hurt quarterback Andrew Luck or the rest of the offense much as they will pursue a return to the top of the AFC South division and turn their focus to a possible Super Bowl birth with all the additions and improvements to this team.

Indianapolis opens training camp on Sunday, July 28, and their first preseason game is Aug. 11 in a home matchup with the Buffalo Bills.

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