Dolphins DE Jordan suspended by NFL

Jordan violated league's performance enhancing substance policy


DAVIE, Fla. – Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan has been suspended by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

Jordan was suspended without pay for Miami's first four games of the 2014 regular season. The second year player will be eligible to return to the field after the team's September 28 game against the Oakland Raiders.

In a statement, Jordan apologized for his actions.

"I'm very sorry for the impact of this situation on my teammates, coaches, Stephen Ross, the entire Dolphins organization, fans and my family as well," Jordan said. "I will continue to work extremely hard during training camp and preseason. During the suspension, I will stay in top shape and will be ready to contribute upon my return."

While on suspension, Jordan, who was the third-overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, will still be eligible to participate in the team's offseason and preseason practices and games.

"We were disappointed to learn about Dion's suspension," said Dolphins Head Coach Joe Philbin. "Dion has accepted responsibility for his actions and is committed to improving, both on and off the field, in preparation for the upcoming year."