The Miami Dolphins reported this afternoon through their website that safety Reshad Jones has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing drugs.
Jones will be once again eligible to return to the Dolphins' active roster on Monday the 29th of September following the September 28th game against the Oakland Raiders. He is eligible to participate in all pre-season activities.
Head Coach Joe Philbin released this statement-
I was very disappointed when we found out about Reshad’s suspension. When we talked to him, Reshad pledged to learn from this situation. Our secondary as a unit, including Reshad, has performed well this offseason and I have complete confidence in the group as we progress through training camp and into the regular season.
The team also released Reshad Jones' statement-
The NFL recently informed me that I tested positive for a 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, Stephen Ross, the Dolphins organization and fans. During the time away from the team, I will maintain an intense training program so that I can help my team as soon as I return.
This of course marks the second player this off-season to be suspended by the NFL for use of PED's. Last month also saw second year player and defensive end Dion Jordan suspended 4 games for the same infraction. Let's hope this is the last of these!