Jalin Marshall spent just two days with the Oakland Raiders in May, and we now have a potential explanation for why the former Ohio State H-back's stint in Oakland was so short-lived.
According to ESPN's Field Yates, Marshall was suspended by the NFL for the first four weeks of the 2019 NFL season.
WR Jalin Marshall, who signed briefly with the Raiders this offseason and recently inked a CFL deal, has been suspended for the first four weeks of the 2019 NFL season. Likely explains his short stay in Oakland.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 19, 2019
The reason for Marshall's suspension has not been disclosed, but he was previously suspended for the first four games of the 2017 NFL season – when he was with the New York Jets – after violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drug use. He has not played in an NFL regular-season game since.
Marshall, who was a star wide receiver for the AAF's Orlando Apollos this spring before the league folded, is now looking to continue his career in the CFL after being added to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' practice roster on Tuesday. He also tried out for the XFL, which is set to begin play in 2020, at the league's Summer Showcase in Washington, D.C. this past weekend.