The Chargers have been notified by the NFL that WR Vincent Jackson will miss the first three regular-season games of 2010 for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Unofficial reports of the suspension had leaked out July 1.
His suspension begins on Sept. 4 and he will be eligible to return to the active roster on Sept. 27 following the Chargers' game against the Seahawks on Sunday, Sept. 26. He is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.
"Obviously we're disappointed," Chargers GM A.J. Smith said in a statement released by the team. "Vincent made a mistake and now must deal with the consequences. It's unfortunate, but we'll deal with it and move on."
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