Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy.
A first-round draft pick last year, Jordan has issued an apology and attributed the suspension to testing positive for stimulants.
“I recently learned from the NFL that I tested positive for stimulants that are banned under the NFL policy," Jordan said. "I worked carefully with my advisors and the union to investigate the test results, and I take full responsibility for the test results. I’m very sorry for the impact of this situation on my teammates, coaches, Stephen Ross, the entire Dolphins organization, fans and my family as well. I will continue to work extremely hard during training camp and preseason. During the suspension, I will stay in top shape and will be ready to contribute upon my return.”
Jordan can practice and play in preseason games. He's eligible to return to the Dolphins' active roster Sept. 29 after their game against the Oakland Raiders.
“We were disappointed to learn about Dion’s suspension," Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said. "Dion has accepted responsibility for his actions and is committed to improving, both on and off the field, in preparation for the upcoming year.”
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