The Miami Dolphins have announced that starting S Reshad Jones has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2014 season after violating the NFL’s PED policy.
Reshad Jones has been suspended without pay for the first four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) August 8, 2014
Here’s a statement from Jones regarding the situation:
“I recently learned from the NFL that I tested positive for substance that is banned under the NFL performance enhancing substances policy. I worked closely with the union to investigate what happened, and I learned that a supplement I took caused the positive test. I deeply regret not investigating the supplement carefully before I took it, and I will never again take a supplement without having it checked. I am very sorry for the effect of my mistake on my teammates and coaches. I apologize to them, the Dolphins organization, and fans. During the time away from the team, I will participate in an intense training program so that I can help my team as soon as I return.”
Mike Garafolo points out that Jones stands to lose close to $1 million from this suspension.
Jones, 26, signed a five-year, $30.81 million contract that included $15 million guaranteed with the Dolphins last August.
In 2013, he appeared in all 16 games and recorded 107 tackles, 1.5 sacks, an interception returned for a touchdown and four pass defenses.