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Chargers WR Vincent Jackson suspended three games

This may be the most convenient suspension in NFL history.

Earlier today it was learned that Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson was suspended three games for violating the league's personal conduct policy (he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in February, his second such conviction).

Jackson, who made the Pro Bowl last season after catching 68 passes for 1,167 yards and nine TDs, is seeking a long-term deal, which the Chargers don't appear willing to give him.

Jackson has said he's prepared to hold out the first 10 games of the season in order to get a deal done, so the suspension may entail three games he wouldn't have played anyway. The five-year veteran has the right to appeal, but may not do so because of his possible holdout.

Teams thus far have shied away from trading for Jackson because most people around the league aren't willing to sign him for big money and give up a second-round pick (what the Chargers would be looking for).

The suspension surely won't help his attractiveness in the trade market.


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