MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Miami Dolphins player Dion Jordan was suspended without pay after testing positive for performance enhancing substances, the team announced Thursday.
According to the team, Jordan is out for the team’s first four games for violating the National Football League’s policy on performance enhancing substances.
According to the NFL, Jordan tested positive for stimulants that are banned by the organization.
Jordan released a statement about the suspension on Thursday saying, ” “I recently learned from the NFL that I tested positive for stimulants that are banned under the NFL policy. 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.”
Jordan is still able to participate in all off season and preseason practices and games which he plans to do.
“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,” said Jordan in a statement.
Head Coach Joe Philbin had a few words about the suspension. He released a statement saying, ” We were disappointed to learn about Dion’s suspension. Dion has accepted responsibility for his actions and is committed to improving, both on and off the field, in preparation for the upcoming year.”
On Thursday, the a spokesman for the team released a statement said Jordan will be able to return to the Dolphins’ active roster on Monday, September 29 following the team’s September 28 game against the Oakland Raiders.
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