Another major blow to the Miami Dolphins this offseason.
Defensive End Dion Jordan is being suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.
Jordan was a first round pick for the Dolphins last year.
The Dolphins have been experiencing several personnel issues this offseason. They lost Center Mike Pouncey to a hip surgery and he's expected to miss the beginning of the season. Newly acquired Running Back Knowshon Moreno is also dealing with a knee injury.
The Miami Dolphins are releasing a statement on the matter.
Read their comments below:
“Dion Jordan of the Miami Dolphins has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Jordan will be eligible to return to the Dolphins’ active roster on Monday, September 29 following the team’s September 28 game against the Oakland Raiders.
Jordan is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.”
Head Coach Joe Philbin
“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.”
“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. 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.”