Rams LB Jo'Lonn Dunbar suspended for four games

St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar has been suspended for four games without pay by the league for violating the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy, according to the league office.

He's eligible to participate in all preseason games and practices.

"First and foremost, I just wanted to say I didn't take a PED," Dunbar told St. Louis reporters after practice. "I mistakenly took something that prompted a prompted a failed drug test. I want to say I sincerely apologize. I'm deeply saddened and plan to serve my four-game suspension and get back to playing football as soon as possible."

Signed by the Rams last season after starting his career with the New Orleans Saints, Dunbar is a key member of the defense.

Dunbar has 274 career tackles and 6 1/2 sacks.

Last season in St. Louis, Dunbar had 115 tackles, 4 1/2 sacks, two forced fumbles and two interceptions.

Although he went undrafted out of Boston College, the athletic 6-foot, 228-pounder has forged a strong NFL career.

His loss will be felt deeply by the Rams.

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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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