Two Washington Redskins, Fred Davis and Trent Williams, will be suspended for four games for failing a drug test, according to a report from Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter. The players will play for Washington in NFL Week 13 vs. the Jets, and the suspensions will begin next week because the league had not provided written notification of the discipline.
Davis and Williams were aware of the punishment, according to Trotter.
More details from Trotter's full report on SI.com:
Davis and Williams were informed earlier in the week that they would be suspended for the year because their positive test for marijuana occurred during the season and was at least their third offense under the policy. However, the discipline was reduced as part of a negotiated settlement involving the 11 players who failed drug tests in the two- to four-week grace period that followed the end of the lockout.
Per the settlement, there would be no discipline for those who tested positive during the grace period. Davis and Williams were in the group, but their suspensions stem from positive tests during the season, not the grace period.
The Washington Post's Rick Maese added some local perspective via Twitter:
We asked Davis and Williams about these tests two weeks ago. Neither had been contacted by league but both seemed to be aware of results. Redskins team spokesman said the team has no knowledge of pending suspensions for Davis or Williams.
On Sunday, Davis had a 42-yard catch in the first quarter that set up a Redskins touchdown.