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Fri, 18 Jun 2004 22:51:28 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports former Jacksonville Jaguars first-round selection WR R. Jay Soward, who is currently playing in the CFL, has virtually fallen off the face of the NFL universe. However, Soward is still being investigated by the NCAA. While being gone from USC for six years, the NCAA is looking around some West Coast player agents to find out which of them may have fronted a $5,000 bank loan that Soward allegedly has not repaid. He was suspended from the NFL the past three seasons for repeat violations of the league's substance abuse policy.
Wed, 19 May 2004 14:10:34 -0700
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports former NFL WR R. Jay Soward has signed a contract with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Soward, who was the 29th player chosen overall in 2000 by the Jacksonville Jaguars, has not played in the past three seasons and remains under suspension by the NFL for repeat violations of the league's substance abuse policy.
Tue, 03 Jun 2003 07:36:51 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Florida Times-Union reports the Jacksonville Jaguars do not have to rush to release WR R. Jay Soward because the NFL announced Monday that he remains on the reserved/suspended by commissioner list. The Jaguars do not have to include Soward on their roster nor do they have to pay him a base salary for 2003 or 2004.
Sun, 01 Jun 2003 10:32:28 -0700
ESPN's John Clayton reports the Jacksonville Jaguars will release WR R. Jay Soward on Monday, June 2.
Wed, 23 Apr 2003 04:04:09 -0700
The Florida Times-Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR R. Jay Soward, a former first-round draft choice, can apply for reinstatement for the league after serving a one-year suspension for violating the league’s drug policy. However, even if he is allowed back in the NFL the Jaguars don’t appear to want him. Owner Wayne Weaver has stated that Soward will not return to the team.
Sun, 06 Apr 2003 07:50:30 -0700
Vito Stellino, of the Florida Times-Union, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have $6.81 million of cap space this season devoted to four players who are not on the roster: WR Keenan McCardell, LB Hardy Nickerson, OL Zach Wiegert and WR R. Jay Soward.
Sat, 18 Jan 2003 23:23:17 -0800
Bart Hubbuch reports for the Florida Times-Union Jacksonville Jaguars WR R. Jay Soward, who spent all of last season on the suspended list, will be released by the Jaguars this summer. Owner Wayne Weaver said he made a mistake three years ago in not vetoing the selection of Soward. "Had I done my job as well as I should have, we would have never drafted R. Jay Soward," Weaver said Saturday. "We did it, but shame on us if we don't learn from those things."
Wed, 09 Jan 2002 11:03:06 -0800
ESPNews reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR R. Jay Soward was suspended for one-year for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Wed, 02 Jan 2002 14:44:20 -0800
As expected, Jaguars.com reports the team placed CB Fernando Bryant (foot) on injured reserve. They activated WR R. Jay Soward from the suspended list to take his roster spot.
Tue, 01 Jan 2002 21:01:39 -0800
The Times Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars CB Fernando Bryant (foot), who has missed the team's last four games, is likely out this week too. The team needs a roster spot to activate WR R. Jay Soward and they may put Bryant on injured reserve. They have not placed him on IR yet because of their salary cap squeeze.
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