Redskins' Jordan Black gets 4-game ban

Posted: December 18, 2012

WASHINGTON Redskins tackle Jordan Black was suspended Monday without pay for four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the team's sixth drugs-related suspension in less than two seasons.

Black's suspension began immediately and will include postseason games if the Redskins advance to the playoffs.

Washington left tackle Trent Williams, tight end Fred Davis and cornerback Phillip Buchanon all received four-game suspensions from the league last year. Safety Tanard Jackson was suspended for the season this year, and Cedric Griffin is serving a four-game suspension.

The 32-year-old Black had to rapidly gain weight for training camp when the Redskins signed him this summer after he spent a year out of football. He was a seldom-used backup until Sunday, when he filled in at right tackle after Tyler Polumbus suffered a concussion in the third quarter of a 38-21 win over Cleveland.

In other news, Redskins linebacker London Fletcher blamed security workers at Cleveland Browns Stadium for a confrontation that left several of his relatives arrested and an aunt hospitalized.

Fletcher said his large family contingent in Redskins gear witnessing his first NFL game in his hometown was harassed by fans, but he said security that was supposed to diffuse the situation instead became "instigators."

Fletcher said one stadium worker "went overboard with what his job responsibilities were."

Fletcher says his relatives were still in custody Monday afternoon. He said an aunt was hospitalized for "neck injuries" and released.

A Cleveland police spokeswoman says five people were arrested for assault on a police officer, aggravated rioting and resisting arrest but have not been officially charged.

Noteworthy * 

Cleveland waived defensive back Dimitri Patterson, a former Eagle, who joined the Browns as an unrestricted free agent in 2011.

* Seattle reinstated rookie safety Winston Guy from the suspended list after he missed the past four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

* New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw expects he'll play Sunday against Baltimore after missing last weekend's loss to Atlanta with a sprained left knee.

* Dallas Cowboys officials said they were surprised to see nose tackle Josh Brent on the sideline during Sunday's overtime win against visiting Pittsburgh.

Brent is on the reserved non-football injury list as a result of being charged with intoxication manslaughter 2 weeks ago. Cowboys practice-squad player Jerry Brown was killed in a single-car crash while riding in a vehicle driven by Brent.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Brent left in the third quarter because he didn't want to be a distraction.

In Monday's game * 

At Nashville, Tenn., Chris Johnson (21 carries, 122 yards) scored on a 94-yard run and the Titans (5-9) defeated the New York Jets (6-8), 14-10.

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was 13-for-28 for 131 yards, a touchdown, four interceptions and a 32.6 passer rating.

In the final minute, he mishandled a low snap from center and the Titans recovered.

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