Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for performance-enhancing drug use.
This will gut the Dolphins defense even more since they are also losing outside linebacker Dion Jordan for the first four games of the season.
Jones will be a big loss for the defense since he performed solidly last season with 107 tackles, 1.5 sacks and an interception. The Dolphins had rewarded Jones with a four-year, $30 million contract extension before the 2013 season.
Jones had an impressive 2012 season as well with two forced fumbles and four interceptions to go with 94 tackles.
Jones made a statement after his suspension was announced. “I recently learned from the NFL that I tested positive for substance that is banned under the NFL performance enhancing substances policy. I deeply regret not investigating the supplement carefully before I took it, and I will never again take a supplement without having it checked,” the safety said to the NFL Players Association.