The offseason should be a time where players relax, study and keep their bodies in shape. Last thing any team wants to hear is one of their starters being suspended before the season has even started.
Yesterday morning, Jo-Lonn Dunbar was arrested in Florida for battery and disorderly conduct.
This will mark back-to-back years in which the outside linebacker will begin the year embroiled in controversy. Last year, he served a four game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
“I sincerely apologize to my teammates (and) the organization,” said Dunbar at the time, according to the AP, via NFL.com’s Dan Hanzus. “I am deeply saddened by this. But I plan to serve my four game suspension and get back to playing football as soon as possible.”
This is not a good step for the Rams starting defense. His absence though will allow for the emergence of Ray-Ray Armstrong or another young player willing to step up.