NFL finally suspends Matt Jones

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Matt Jones was suspended for three games for an arrest involving cocaine. The NFL has finally upheld that suspension.

The NFL suspended Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Matt Jones on Tuesday for the final three regular-season games of the 2008 season for violating the NFL Substance Abuse Policy.

Jones’ suspension, which is without pay, begins immediately.

Jones, who was arrested in July on cocaine possession charges, met with league officials last week to appeal a three-game suspension that was handed down earlier in the season. He entered a drug treatment program in November with the hope of erasing a felony cocaine charge in Arkansas.

There are just so many things wrong with the phrase — “a felony cocaine charge in Arkansas.”

Jones has proven this season that he has the ability to be a very solid possession receiver in the NFL. He finishes the year with 65 catches for 761 yards and two TD. Had he played a full 16-game schedule at that pace, he would have finished with 87 catches for 1015 yards and three TD, making him an interesting prospect in PPR leagues heading into next season. Assuming he keeps his nose clean, of course. (Pun intended.)

With Jones out, it would seem like Reggie Williams would get a bump, but with Green Bay, Indianapolis and Baltimore from here on out, he’s not a very good play. Mike Walker should also see more targets with Jones sidelined.

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