Dion Jordan Suspended 4 Games By NFL

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

It's been a rough start to the career of Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Dion Jordan, and it's not getting easier. The team just released a statement on Jordan being suspended four games by the NFL four violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

NFL Spokesperson

"Dion Jordan of the Miami Dolphins has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

Jordan will be eligible to return to the Dolphins' active roster on Monday, September 29 following the team's September 28 game against the Oakland Raiders.

Jordan is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games."

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

Dion Jordan
"I recently learned from the NFL that I tested positive for stimulants that are banned under the NFL policy. I worked carefully with my advisors and the union to investigate the test results, and I take full responsibility for the test results. 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 will miss Weeks 1-4 and then be eligible to return to the team in Week 5, which is the Dolphins’ bye. The first game he will be eligible to play is Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers.

As a first-year starter in 2011, Jordan recorded 42 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and 7.5 sacks. He was named a first-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2012 after notching 44 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, and five sacks. Jordan is still pretty raw, but he's already off to a bad start to his career that's caused him to be mentioned in trade rumors this offseason.

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