Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson now has two strikes.
The league announced Jackson was suspended eight games for a second violation of the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances. He served a four-game suspension for his first violation last year.
“I was diagnosed with a condition that can be treated with a medication allowed under the NFL/NFLPA policy after a player obtains a therapeutic use exemption,” Jackson said in a statement, via the Baltimore Sun. “I now have the required approval, but the positive test occurred before it was approved. The policy is very strict, so I have chosen to be immediately accountable.
“I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches, and Ravens fans. I look forward to working hard in training camp and preseason, training hard during the discipline period and contributing to the team immediately upon my return.”
Both suspensions, according to the report, are for Adderall.
A fifth-round pick last year, Jackson can still participate in training camp and the preseason, but then won’t be eligible until Nov. 4.