suspension from Roger Goodell because of violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He tested positive in May and was allowed to play through the appeals process and released this statement through the team:
"I was completely shocked to find out about this positive test from May during the off-season. I have never knowingly used any form of performance enhancing substance, however as an athlete I know that I am responsible for everything that goes into my body. I appealed these test results, and through this process I was disappointed to learn today that I am going to be suspended for the next four games. It is tremendously upsetting to me, but I fully respect and support the NFL's policies. I will take this as a learning experience and come back stronger and as committed as ever. I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the organization, fans, and my family and friends. I look forward to moving past this and helping my team win a championship this year."
This is the second time in 2 weeks that a Syracuse alum that plays safety has been suspended by the NFL for testing positive for a banned substance.