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Free agent CB Rashard Robinson suspended 10 games after missing drug tests

Shalise Manza Young
Yahoo Sports Contributor

Free agent cornerback Rashard Robinson has been suspended 10 games for violating the NFL’s policy on substances of abuse after missing several tests.

A fourth-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2016, Robinson was traded to the New York Jets in 2017.

He was suspended for the first four games of 2018 while with the Jets. Though he played 10 games with one start, his was on the field for just 83 total defensive snaps, as well as 69 special teams snaps.

Free agent cornerback Rashard Robinson, who spent last season with the New York Jets, has been suspended by the NFL. (AP)

New York released Robinson in May.

In a statement to NFL Network, Robinson said:

“I would like to take this opportunity to apologize and take full responsibility for the 10 game suspension I have received from the National Football League.

“I have no one to blame for my actions. I would like to apologize to my family and supporters. I will work during my time away to better myself and be ready to contribute when I am eligible this coming season.”

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