Ravens Jimmy Smith suspended 4 games

Ravens Jimmy Smith suspended 4 games

The NFL suspended Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith four games without pay for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances, reports ESPN.com's Adam Schefter.

Smith and the team were made aware of the pending suspension last week and he chose to withdraw his appeal after suffering his torn Achilles against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Since he can serve the suspension while injured, he is dropping his appeal. He had been dealing with a sore Achilles all season long, but was able to start every game.

The Baltimore Sun reported Smith and the team were made aware of the pending suspension last week.

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Smith says she appreciates any events that specify time for her son Caleb and children like him. In all, about thirty families were able to take pictures with Santa during Sunday's event.

Smith, a first-round draft pick in 2011, has been hampered by injuries throughout his career. Overall this season, the 29-year-old has registered 28 total tackles, three interceptions, one fumble recovery, nine pass defenses and two defensive touchdowns.

Rookie first-round pick Marlon Humphrey will replace Smith in the starting lineup this week when the Ravens (7-5) travel to play the AFC North-leading Pittsburgh Steelers (9-2) in a Sunday night game. As it turns out, he may have had to sit out the final four games of the regular season regardless.

Pro Football Focus has Smith ranked as the No. 12 cornerback this year. Smith would've helped in covering the likes of Antonio Brown, Josh Gordon, T.Y.

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