The St. Louis Rams' patience officially ended today with suspended linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar.
They cut him from the reserve-suspended list following his four-game suspension last month for violating the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy.
Dunbar issued a statement explaining his punishment, but that obviously didn't satisfy the Rams.
"First and foremost, I just want to say I did not take a performance-enhancing drug," Dunbar said then. "I mistakenly took something that prompted a failed drug test. I want to say that I sincerely apologize to my teammates, the organization, coach [Jeff] Fisher, [Les] Snead (Rams general manager), my family and friends. I am deeply saddened by this but I plan to serve my four-game suspension and get back to playing football as soon as possible."
Dunbar, who was in the final year of a two-year contract and was due $1.3 million prior to the suspension and release started every game last season and recorded 115 tackles, 4 1/2 sacks, 13 tackles for losses and two interceptions.
He's been replaced by Will Witherspoon as the starter.
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