Ravens CB Smith suspended 4 games for PED violation

Ravens CB Smith suspended 4 games for PED violation

He started the Ravens' first 12 games and also had 26 tackles and nine passes defended.

Adding insult to injury, just after the Baltimore Ravens lost their top cornerback, Jimmy Smith, for the remainder of the season to a torn Achilles, it was also announced that he is facing a four-game suspension related to the use of performance-enhancing substances, the same type of suspension now being served by Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert.

Smith withdrew his appeal and will begin serving the suspension immediately. The suspension will ultimately cost him $182,352, though it's less than the $2 million he would have lost had he restructured his deal with Baltimore in August.

Smith has been dealing with an Achilles injury for most of the season.

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"I know the work he's put in this year, the expectations he had and the season he's been having", Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr said of Smith.

According to Schefter, Smith made a decision to drop his appeal of his suspension after tearing his Achilles' tendon in the second quarter of Sunday's win.

Smith, a first-round draft pick in 2011, has been hampered by injuries throughout his career. Now, the Ravens are riding a three-game win streak — their longest of the season — and holding down the final seed in the AFC playoff picture.

Smith's injury tainted an otherwise impressive afternoon for the Ravens (7-5), who played their most complete game of the year. The first round pick out of Alabama has played really well all season, but we got a glimpse of what could be after Smith went down. The Ravens (7-5) now occupy the AFC's second wild card spot.

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