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Miami Dolphins Safety Reshad Jones Suspended 4 Games

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Reshad JonesMore bad news for the Miami Dolphins, starting safety Reshad Jones has been suspended 4 games for a violation of the NFL’s performance enhancing drug policy.

An important part of the Dolphins’ secondary unit for the past 5 seasons Jones, second on the team in tackles last season with 107 while also adding an interception, will not be able to play in a game until October 12th when Miami plays the Green Bay Packers.

Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan was suspended earlier this year for a similar reason. In addition to the 2 defensive players, starting center Mike Pouncey will be out at the start of the season with a hip injury.

Miami head coach Joe Philbin is frustrated with the suspension of Jones.

“I was very disappointed when we found out about Reshad’s suspension,” coach Joe Philbin said in a statement. “When we talked to him, Reshad pledged to learn from this situation.”

“Our secondary as a unit, including Reshad, has performed well this offseason and I have complete confidence in the group as we progress through training camp and into the regular season.”

Jones apologized through a statement released through the NFL Players Association.

“I recently learned from the NFL that I tested positive for substance that is banned under the NFL performance-enhancing substances policy,” Jones said in the NFLPA statement. “I worked closely with the union to investigate what happened, and I learned that a supplement I took caused the positive test. I deeply regret not investigating the supplement carefully before I took it, and I will never again take a supplement without having it checked.”

“I am very sorry for the effect of my mistake on my teammates and coaches. I apologize to them, the Dolphins organization, and fans. During the time away from the team, I will participate in an intense training program so that I can help my team as soon as I return.”

 

 

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