Stedman Bailey suspended 4 games
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Stedman Bailey's suspension could wind up costing him -- and the Rams -- more than just four games of playing time, writes Nick Wagoner. Story
The team sent out a statement from a league representative Monday afternoon confirming the suspension. Bailey will be eligible to return to the field after the team's game against Philadelphia on Oct. 5.
In the meantime, Bailey can continue to participate in all parts of the team's offseason program as well as preseason practices and games.
Bailey took to Twitter after the announcement of his ban.
I see all the negative comments! Everyone makes mistakes, I guarantee I will bounce back. My promise to my fans & #RamsNation.- STEDMAN BAILEY SR (@iamSB3) May 12, 2014
A third-round draft choice out of West Virginia in 2013, Bailey didn't play much early as a rookie but got more opportunities near the end of the season. He finished with 17 catches for 226 yards and had a rushing touchdown.
Bailey's improvement toward the end of the season had the Rams poised to give him an increased role in the offense this season.
The Rams did not use any of their 11 draft picks on a wide receiver.