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                  === Ravens' Jackson receives 8-game ban ===
 
 New  York,  NY (Sports Network) -  Baltimore Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson has
 been  suspended eight games by the NFL for a second violation of its policy on
 performance-enhancing substances.
 
 The  2012  fifth-round pick out of  Cal Poly was handed a four-game suspension
 last  season. He won't be eligible to play in this year's regular season until
 Nov. 10 against Cincinnati.
 
 Jackson  released a statement  to the Baltimore Sun, which in part said he was
 diagnosed with a condition that could be treated with medication that would be
 allowed  under the  NFL's policy.  However,  the positive  test was  performed
 before he got the approval.
 
 The newspaper reports Jackson was suspended last year for the unauthorized use
 of  Adderall, which  is also  the  medication that  is  at the  cause of  this
 suspension.
 
 Jackson will be eligible to play in the preseason. He played in three contests
 for Baltimore during his rookie year.
 
 "You've  got to  follow the  rules.  There's really  no place  for that.  He's
 getting  what he  deserves," Ravens  coach John  Harbaugh said  on the  team's
 Twitter  page. "We'll  be missing Asa for the first eight weeks. Whether he'll
 be back after that, time will tell."
 
 
 08/02 17:48:29 ET