JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ Marcus Stroud practiced with the
Jaguars as usual Wednesday despite uncertainty about his future.
A newspaper and a radio station are reporting that the defensive
tackle is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's
steroids and related substances policy. The Florida Times-Union and
WJXL-AM in Jacksonville, citing anonymous sources, say Stroud
tested positive for banned supplements.
According to the Times-Union, Stroud's 'A' sample came back
positive last week. The paper says he exercised his right to have
his 'B' sample tested Monday.
Stroud is a three-time Pro Bowler who has 29 tackles and three
sacks this season. He declined to address the reports today, but
says he expects to play this weekend at New Orleans.
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