Former South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been suspended by the NFL for four games, after violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs.
Jeffery, who’s caught 40 passes for 630 yards with 1 touchdown this season, will be suspended for four games.
In the Chicago Bears 36-10 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday, he caught 4 passes for 47 yards. His suspension will end on Dec. 12, the day after Chicago plays Detroit.
Jeffery released a statement a couple of hours after the news broke:
“As a professional athlete, I have been careful about what I put in my body. I took a recommended supplement to combat inflammation. Unfortunately this supplement contained an ingredient that was on the NFL’s banned substance list.
I take full responsibility and I’m deeply upset with myself for not doing the proper research on this supplement. I want to apologize to my family, the Bears organization, my teammates, and Bears fans. I will work hard to earn back the respect and trust of the Bears nation and look forward to being back on the field.”