Lions linebacker Travis Lewis has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, the organization announced.

Through the Lions, Lewis released a statement.

“I apologize to my coaches, teammates, the Lions organization and our fans for my actions," Lewis said. "I have let my team down and there’s nothing worse than that. I will not make the same mistake again. I look forward to returning to the team after I serve my suspension.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.