Kyle Juszczyk

Ravens' Darren Waller suspended at least a year for violating NFL's substance abuse policy

Ravens' Darren Waller suspended at least a year for violating NFL's substance abuse policy

Ravens tight end Darren Waller has been suspended at least a year without pay after violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy for the second time in as many seasons, the league announced Friday.

Waller, 24, was banned for the first four games of last season last July. He later admitted that he had tested positive for marijuana use.

Waller, who also was suspended twice for marijuana use while at Georgia Tech, told the Ravens’ team website after he returned in October that he had been changing his lifestyle. He called his earlier decision to use the drug “definitely careless.”

Marijuana “was the one thing I always turned to,” said Waller, who finished 2016 with 10 catches...

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