When former Miami Dolphins WR Jabar Gaffney was released raised some questions but most fans discounted his release as either A: another Jeff Ireland missed free agent signing, or B: the inability of Gaffney to actually break into the starting lineup. Now, we hear that a third reason may have been in play.
Gaffney was suspended by the NFL on Thursday for two games stemming from an undisclosed incident prior to Super Bowl XLIV. The incident was a non-violent resisting arrest charge. The incident is not what apparently gained him the suspension but instead the failure to report the incident to the NFL.
Gaffney recently completed a pre-trial program that alerted the NFL to the charge. It’s likely the failure to report was the reason behind the suspension. In terms of the Dolphins, it’s unlikely the suspension played a major role in the decision to release him. Gaffney had made no impact on the roster and failed to draw even minimal coverage off the other WR’s and gave the Dolphins no real threat down-field.
Gaffney caught 1 pass in his time with Miami.