The NFL announced Friday that Jets LB Darron Lee has been suspended four games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Here’s the statement from the NFL:
“Darron Lee of the New York Jets has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Lee will begin serving his suspension immediately.
“Lee will be eligible to return to the Jets’ active roster on Monday, December 31 following the team’s December 30 game at New England.”
This officially ends Lee’s 2018 season.
Lee, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2016. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $10.221 million and set to make base salaries of $1.37 million and $1.83 million over the final two years of the agreement.
The Jets will have to decide whether to pick up Lee’s fifth-year option next year.
In 2018, Lee has appeared 12 games for the Jets and recorded 74 tackles, no sacks, three interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown and five pass defenses.