The Los Angeles Chargers announced Tuesday that C Max Tuerk suspended first four games of 2017 season for violating NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Tuerk will be eligible to return to the Chargers’ active roster on Monday, October 2 following the team’s October 1 game against the Eagles.
Here’s a statement from Tuerk regarding his suspension:
“This offseason, I made the mistake of taking over-the-counter supplements. In doing so, I opened myself up to the possibility of consuming a tainted supplement – something that ultimately led to a positive test for a banned substance. I accept responsibility for my actions and understand the NFL’s policy is very clear on this matter. This is a very hard way to learn a lesson, and I will never make this mistake again.”
The Chargers also released the following statement:
“We respect and support the League’s decision on this matter. While disappointed, we appreciate that Max has accepted responsibility and are confident that he understands what is expected from him moving forward.”
Tuerk, 23, is a former third-round pick of the Chargers back in 2016. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $3.57 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $613,000 and $760,000 over the next two years.