The Miami Dolphins defense was hit with another loss Friday when the National Football League announced safety Reshad Jones had been suspended for the first four games of the regular season over performance enhancing drugs.
Jones becomes the second Dolphins defender to be out for the first four games of the season due to drug test violations. Second-year defensive end Dion Jordan was previously suspended by the NFL over performance enhancing drugs.
According to Jones, after investigating with the union, he said a supplement he 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,” Jones said in a statement.
“I was very disappointed when we found out about Reshad’s suspension,” Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said. “When we talked to him, Reshad pledged to learn from this situation.”
Jones will be eligible to return to the active roster on Monday, September 29 following the team’s game against the Oakland Raiders.