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Jason Jones suspended for substance policy violation

Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Jones was charged during the offseason with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and the NFL has finally levied the punishment for the issue. The league has suspended Jones for two games, meaning he will miss this week’s game against the San Francisco 49ers and next week’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Jones has played in all 10 games for the Dolphins this year, recording 23 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one pass defensed, and one fumble recovery.

“Jason notified the team of this situation when it occurred and has been in regular contact with the NFL, team officials and his coaches throughout the process,” the Dolphins said in a released statement. “We were disappointed when we were made aware. Jason recognized and apologized for his lapse in judgment and has fulfilled his legal obligations."

“I want to reiterate my apology to my teammates, coaches and the Miami Dolphins organization,” Jones said in a statement of his own. “Fortunately no one was hurt because of my actions. This is something I learned from and have taken the proper steps to ensure this will never happen again.”

Jones will be eligible to return to Miami’s active roster on December 5.