The Baltimore Ravens defense will have to adjust without defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, who has been suspended four games for Adderall use.
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Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has been suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
The Ravens will be forced to face life without him for the next four games as a result, which makes up the rest of the regular season.
This will be a major blow to the Ravens defense, and it may affect their playoff chances as they hold a 7-5 record.
Ngata will not appeal or deny the suspension, and he is expected to start serving it right away. “I made a mistake, and I own this. I took Adderall and take full responsibility for doing this. I am deeply sorry and broken up over this,” the defensive tackle said in a statement.
The Ravens already have one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL, so their run defense losing one of its key cogs is sure to put a major dent in their AFC North title and playoff hopes.