The Chicago Bears announced Monday that veteran LB Jerrell Freeman has been suspended 10 games for violation of the PED policy.
Effective immediately, Jerrell Freeman has been suspended 10 game. pic.twitter.com/vt8kvsc5QN
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 30, 2017
For what it’s worth, Freeman took responsibility for his latest suspension in a statement posted on his Twitter account.
— Jerrell Freeman (@JerrellFreeman) October 30, 2017
Freeman was placed on injured reserve just over a week into the regular season. Given that this is a 10-game suspension, Freeman’s ban will spill over into 2018.
In total, this will cost Freeman $2,205,882 of his $3.75M base salary this season, according to Brad Biggs.
Freeman, 31, spent four years with the Colts before signing a three-year, $12 million contract with $6 million guaranteed with the Bears last year. He stands to make base salaries of $3.5 million over the next two seasons.
Freeman served a four-game suspension last season for a performance-enhancing substances violation.
In 2017, Freeman appeared in one game and recorded 10 tackles and no sacks.