The New York Jets will be without one of their defensive backs for the first month of the regular season.
The team announced that cornerback Rashard Robinson has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
#Jets CB Rashard Robinson has been suspended four games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) July 25, 2018
Per the stipulations of the suspension, Robinson will be allowed to participate in all preseason practices and games.
The suspension stems from an arrest late last year, where Robinson was arrested for possession of edible marijuana, after police found weed-laced candy on his person.
New York acquired him from San Francisco
Jets cornerback Rashard Robinson suspended four games https://t.co/b5mDtFWhCX— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 25, 2018
Robinson will be facing an uphill battle, as he has to compete in a stocked Jets secondary which includes huge free agent acquisition Trumaine Johnson and Morris Claiborne.
It will remain to be seen if Robinson will do enough to make New York's 53-man regular season roster with his suspension already set in stone by the league.