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Rams Duo Suspended for 'Substance Abuse'

Stedman Bailey is the second Ram in the last week to be suspended for violating the NFL’s Substance Abuse Policy.

In back-to-back suspensions, the NFL caught two Rams offensive players with an illegal drug (most likely marijuana) in their systems - first RB Trey Watts and now WR Stedman Bailey.

Docked for four games, it's Bailey's second suspension. Last year he was benched by the league, also for four games, but for PED. The third-year speedster out of West Virginia had 12 catches for 182 years and one touchdown in the first eight games of the season. A second-year rusher out of Tulsa, Watts started the season with a four-game suspension. After failing another drug test, the league placed him on indefinite suspension.

The 2015-2016 season began with 26 players suspended for violating either the league's substance abuse policy or the performance-enhancing drugs policy.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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