Though Kenneth Dixon is on injured reserve, after suffering a meniscus tear, he has received another suspension from the NFL.
Before the injury, Kenneth Dixon received a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s Performance Enhancing Drug Policy. After sustaining the injury, and undergoing surgery to repair the torn meniscus, he’s received yet another suspension; this time, for violating the NFL’s Substance Abuse Policy.
Source: #Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon, previously suspended for the first four games of 2017, has been suspended for an additional two games.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2017
On #Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon, who is out for the season with a knee injury: 1st 4 games for PEDs. Next 2 for substance abuse policy. 6 total— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2017
Kenneth Dixon can serve his suspension now, even though he’s on injured reserve. This means his suspensions aren’t hurting the team necessarily, but this is nothing to gloss over. Their young, budding, star tailback has received multiple suspensions and suffered multiple knee injuries. The worry now becomes, how much more will the Ravens deal with before the cost-benefit shifts towards the wrong balance.