Atlanta Falcons cornerback and former LSU Tigers standout Jalen Collins has been suspended for the first four games of the NFL season, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
Collins, who totaled 90 tackles and three interceptions in three seasons at LSU, violated the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances.
“We are disappointed to hear the news regarding Jalen today,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said in a statement. “I have already spoken to Jalen about this, and I have no doubt this will be something that he will learn from.”
Despite only starting 10 games at LSU, Collins was the highest selected Tigers player in the 2015 NFL Draft, with the Falcons taking him with the 42nd overall pick. He played in all 16 games for the Falcons last season, recording 11 tackles.
Collins wasn’t the only cornerback suspended Friday for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy. Jacksonville Jaguars’ Aaron Colvin will also miss the first four games of the season.