Dolphins' Jordan suspension increased to 6 games

Increased suspension stems from NFL's new substance abuse policy


DAVIE, Fla. – Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan had his current four-game suspension upped to six games on Friday.

Because of the terms of the NFL's new policy on performance-enhancing substances, Jordan's original suspension was lifted and another was put in place.

Jordan, who already sat out the Dolphins first two games of the season, will now miss Miami's next four games for violating the league's Policy and Program of Substances of Abuse.

The new policy was put into effect on Sept. 17.

Jordan will be eligible to return to the team's active roster following the Dolphins Oct. 19 game against the Chicago Bears.

"I am currently undergoing treatment to address my situation," Jordan said today in a statement. "I am working hard to become a better man and to make better choices in the future. I am especially looking forward to returning to the team. I also want to thank my family, Coach Philbin and the Miami Dolphins organization for their support."

At 1-1, Miami is scheduled to play the Chiefs on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium.