Why was New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley suspended? Here’s why the Ghostbusters may end up at 1 Jets Drive.
In a weird situation earlier this season, New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley was suspended without explanation.
We’d finally come to understand that the veteran was accused of PED use, which is against the NFL Substance Abuse Policy.
Kerley is eligible to return to the team this week and eventually, to the active roster. In his first opportunity to speak with the media, he was asked about how the PEDs got into his body. His answer was a bit interesting, as Newsday‘s Calvin Watkins reports.
Asked how did a tainted supplement get in his system Jeremy Kerley said, "I don’t know, a lot of ghosts around here. Ghost put it in. You know the ghost of Christmas past."
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) December 13, 2017
Who you gonna call?
Or perhaps Kerley was referencing a different Ghost.
— BIZ (@NYJ_NDN) December 13, 2017
I’m not sure if Patrick Swayze’s ghost is involved or not but it’s definitely worth an investigation. But in all seriousness, there’s a reason head coach Todd Bowles continues to delay his decision on Kerley’s future via the New York Jets Media Relations Department:
On if he anticipates making a decision as to whether or not Jeremy Kerley will be activated before Sunday…
“It’s early right now, but we’ll make a decision pretty soon.”
It’s because the Jets like what they have going on with Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse, and the youngsters in Chad Hansen and ArDarius Stewart.
Much was discussed in the offseason that the Jets needed ‘a veteran presence at the wide receiver position’. When Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker were released, there was an obvious void at the position.
But that was quickly filled by Kearse in the trade with Seattle. Now Kerley’s impact on the team is marginalized and that continues to be the case at this point in the season. Originally under former offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, Kerley was ostracized because of his size and now he’s being ostracized for his age and lack of production.