Brazill promises Colts no more costly mistakes

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 29, 2013 at 2:44 pm •  Published: July 29, 2013
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ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — LaVon Brazill's drug use is already going to cost him some cash. If he doesn't change his ways, it could cost him an NFL job, too.

The second-year Colts receiver insisted it's an easy choice: He'll take money over marijuana any day.

On Monday, Brazill promised to avoid any more off-the-field missteps as he made his first public comments since the NFL imposed a four-game suspension for a failed drug test. Brazill admitted he alone was to blame and said he has promised the Colts it won't happen again.

"I know any one of you would choose money any day, so that's gone and I'm choosing money any day," Brazill said Monday after Indianapolis' morning walkthrough at Anderson University.

Indianapolis took Brazill in the sixth round of last year's draft, hoping he and T.Y. Hilton could form a young nucleus with quarterback Andrew Luck. Brazill wound up catching 11 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown.

The Colts have even bigger plans for Brazill this season, if he's around.

Coach Chuck Pagano and team owner Jim Irsay have said they were "disappointed" by having three Indy players — Brazill, safety Joe Lefeged and tight end Weslye Saunders — make headlines over the past month for trouble away from the field.

Lefeged was arrested in Washington on a gun possession charge and Saunders received an eight-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing substance policy for the second time in 18 months. General manager Ryan Grigson cut Saunders before the team even reported to training camp Saturday.

"That definitely makes it clear that you can get cut at any time," Brazill said.

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