NFL suspends Dolphins' Dion Jordan four games for failed drug test

By Kyle Johnson,

Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan was suspended for four games by the NFL on Thursday after he failed the league's performance enhancing drug policy.

"I recently learned from the NFL that I tested positive for stimulants that are banned under the NFL policy," Jordan said in a statement. "I worked carefully with my advisors and the union to investigate the test results, and I take full responsibility for the test results."

The 2013 third overall picked struggled in his first season, registering only two sacks all season, according to USA Today. He also was unable to work his way into the starting lineup and only managed 26 tackles to go along with his meager sack total.

Jordan will be able to continue working out with the Dolphins until the end of preseason and then he will be unable to return until Sept. 29, with the next game at home against the Green Bay Packers.

"We were disappointed to learn about Dion's suspension," head coach Joe Philbin said in a statement, ESPN reports. "Dion has accepted responsibility for his actions and is committed to improving."

Jordan had been looking to redeem himself after a poor rookie season, and reportedly bulked up 17 pounds.

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