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Jul 1, 2010 8:40 PM by Jordan Mason

Report: Former Widefield standout Jackson suspended 3 games

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The NFL reportedly has suspended Chargers Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson for three games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

The suspension was reported by ESPN, which cited a league source it did not identify.

Jackson is a graduate of Widefield High School in Colorado Springs.  He pleaded guilty in February to his second DUI since 2006.

His agent, Neil Schwartz, declined to comment Thursday to The Associated Press. Chargers general manager A.J. Smith didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the league doesn't have a comment on the report. He says in an e-mail to the AP that the "matter remains under review." That could indicate Jackson has
appealed.

Jackson has refused to sign his tender as a restricted free agent and could sit out the first 10 games of the season. There's a possibility a suspension could coincide with his holdout.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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