Bucs' Jackson out for substance abuse

Updated: August 18, 2009, 8:23 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open the season without safety Tanard Jackson, who apologized Tuesday for his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substances of abuse policy.

"I can't really go into the details of the situation, but I can let people know that I'm obviously disappointed in decisions that I made that got me in this situation," the third-year pro said after practice.

"I'm definitely disappointed in myself. I let my team down ... a lot of people ...

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