Ravens CB Jimmy Smith suspended 4 games for PED violation

Report: Ravens CB Jimmy Smith Suspended Four Games for PED Violation

Report: Ravens CB Jimmy Smith Suspended Four Games for PED Violation

The Ravens cornerback has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, ESPN reported, citing unidentified sources.

After suffering a season-ending Achilles injury in a Week 13 win against the Detroit Lions, Smith will withdraw his appeal and immediately begin serving the suspension. The suspension will ultimately cost him $182,352, though it's less than the $2 million he would have lost had he restructured his deal with Baltimore in August.

Report: Ravens CB Jimmy Smith Suspended Four Games for PED Violation

It's a pragmatic decision, since he suffered a torn Achilles yesterday and was done for the rest of the season anyway.

Injuries have consistently hampered Smith's career. Smith started the Ravens' first 12 games this season and was tied for second on the team with three interceptions.

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With Smith out, the Ravens will ask rookie Marlon Humphrey to step up.

In relief of Smith, Humphrey saw a number of snaps in the game.

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This development is a big blow to the Baltimore defense, as Smith has been an integral part of the team's sturdy defense that is playing a big role in keeping the team afloat.

The loss of Smith is a big hit to the Ravens (7-5), who control their playoff fate heading into the final four weeks of the regular season.

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The frontline pace attack includes the likes of Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Bumrah. The squad features three uncapped players in Washington Sundar, Deepak Hooda and Basil Thampi.

Smith was having an All-Pro-caliber season this year, being one of the best shutdown cornerbacks in the NFL.

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