Jorvorskie Lane says suspension stemmed from taking diet pills

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback Jorvorskie Lane is suspended two games for violating the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy.

Lane said he got suspended for taking diet pills.

“For those unaware of my back story, I was out of the NFL last season due to my weight, which is an issue that I have battled with for many years,” Lane said in a statement. “I purchased an over-the-counter medication to help my weight-loss efforts and, without my knowledge, it contained a banned substance.

“I appreciate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization, head coach Lovie Smith, the Glazer family and Bucs Nation for standing behind me while I serve this two-game suspension. I look forward to being back and helping this team win football games.’’

“How much more can I say?’’ Bucs coach Lovie Smith said. “He made a mistake and when you make mistakes, there’s a punishment that comes along with it. He’ll serve his two-game suspension and his team will be here then.’’

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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