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Kareem Jackson suspended for the final 2 games of the Broncos’ 2019 season

A September DUI ends his first season in orange and blue.

NFL: Denver Broncos at Houston Texans
Jackson won’t suit up again ‘til 2020.
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Kareem Jackson’s 2019 season is over because of a September arrest for driving under the influence. He has waived his right to an appeal and the suspension without pay will cost him $352,941 of his $3 million base salary.

The Athletic’s Nicki Jhabvala reported that Jackson was speeding when he was pulled over.

Here’s the statement from the Broncos organization:

“Kareem Jackson was arrested for driving under the influence on Thursday, Sept. 19. He immediately informed our team of the incident, which we promptly reported to the NFL and thoroughly reviewed as an organization.

“There are high standards for the personal conduct of all members of our organization, and we have expressed our extreme disappointment to Kareem for his poor judgment. Under the NFL Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse, he has been suspended for the Broncos’ final two games of the 2019 season.”

The move means the Fangio defense will be without one of its star players on the back end to close the year. I would expect Will Parks to take his place in the starting lineup. The 2016 6th round pick was the Broncos’ starting safety to begin the year when Jackson was logging snaps at nickel corner. There remains a possibility Parks remains in the slot while Trey Marshall takes safety snaps.

This is a breaking story and will be updated if and when we find out more.