Lions DE Jashon Cornell has been suspended for the first three games for violating NFL’s substance abuse policy.
He posted the following on his Twitter account Thursday regarding the news:
I was informed today by the NFL that I would have to miss the first 3 games of the season. Last year after losing a dear friend of mine I made a mistake that was out of my character. I have owned it and worked on learning from it.
— Jashon Cornell (@JayRock_9) June 3, 2021
Cornell missed the 2020 season after suffering a torn Achilles and being placed on injured reserve in August.
Cornell, 24, is a former seventh-round pick of the Lions back in 2020. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year rookie contract worth $3,379,530 that included a signing bonus of $84,530.
During his five-year career at Ohio State, Cornell recorded 62 total tackles, including 14.5 for a loss, seven sacks, two forced fumbles and two recoveries in 34 career games.