The NFLPA released a statement on behalf of Dolphins DE/OLB Dion Jordan, who has been suspended for the entire 2015 season following another substance abuse policy violation.
I’m very disappointed that I will not be playing in the NFL in the 2015 season. Because of past positive tests and my status in the drug program, the consequence of dilute (not positive) tests is severe. I deeply regret putting myself in this position, and I apologize to my teammates and the Dolphins organization. I will use the time away from playing to finish my college degree. I will stay in excellent physical shape and look forward to returning to the NFL as soon as possible. I’m deeply grateful to my family and friends for their continued support.
The Miami Dolphins announced Tuesday that DE/OLB Dion Jordan has been suspended for the entire 2015 season.
Dion Jordan has been suspended for the 2015 Season by the NFL for violating the Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) April 28, 2015
- According to Schefter, Jordan did not fail a drug test, but one of his test samples was found to be diluted, which counts as a strike.
- Jordan will not appeal his suspension and will instead sit out the entire 2015 season, per Schefter.
- The one-year suspension will cost Jordan more than $5.5 million in signing bonus and salary, according to Pro Football Talk.
In recent weeks, there was talk that the Dolphins could trade Jordan to the Eagles, given that Chip Kelly is familiar with him from their time in Oregon.
Interestingly enough, Schefter reports that the two sides were nearing an agreement on a trade, but this news puts an end to this possibility.
Jordan, 25, still has two years remaining on his four-year, $20.572 million rookie contract, which includes base salaries of $585,000 (2015) and $675,000 (2016).
The Dolphins traded up to No. 3 overall back in 2012 to select Jordan, but he hasn’t come anywhere close to living up to his draft status.
In 2014, Jordan appeared in 10 games and recorded 20 tackles, one sack, and a pass defense for the Dolphins.