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Reshad Jones suspended four games for violating PED policy

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The Dolphins will be without one of their starting safeties to begin the 2014 regular season.

The club announced Friday that veteran Reshad Jones has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Jones can rejoin the club on Monday, September 29.

According to a statement released through the NFLPA, Jones indicated a “supplement” was the cause of the violation, but he took responsibility for the matter.

“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. “I am very sorry for the effect of my mistake on my teammates and coaches. I apologize to them, the Dolphins organization, and fans. During the time away from the team, I will participate in an intense training program so that I can help my team as soon as I return.”

The 26-year-old Jones started all 16 games in 2013 for Miami, notching a career-high 107 tackles. A Georgia product, Jones is entering his fifth NFL campaign.

Second-year pro Don Jones is listed as the top backup to Reshad Jones on the Dolphins’ depth chart.

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30 Responses to “Reshad Jones suspended four games for violating PED policy”
  1. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 8, 2014 4:00 PM

    Dolphins are a bad organization. Pats, Dolphins, Cowboys, Steelers, Bengals, Seattle…. bad orgs all…

  2. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Aug 8, 2014 4:14 PM

    2 PED fails for the phins this offseason #fail

  3. shatho1 says: Aug 8, 2014 4:20 PM

    politicallyincorrect August 8, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT

    Dolphins are a bad organization. Pats, Dolphins, Cowboys, Steelers, Bengals, Seattle…. bad orgs all…
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    and which bad organization do u root for

  4. scmems07 says: Aug 8, 2014 4:23 PM

    At least he didn’t hire a lawyer to get the suspension overturned and make up a story about how the test was done wrong, like some other loudmouth cb in the northwest part of the country, yet again getting away with cheating.

    Kid manned up and took his punishment. Jimmy Wilson is up next, who is a very good player.

  5. cguy7 says: Aug 8, 2014 4:24 PM

    The excuses for the P.E.D violations need to be eliminated by players, agents, and their media advisors… Same ole statement nobody believes…

  6. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 8, 2014 4:25 PM

    This will give him more time to work on Parks and Recreation.

  7. posmoo says: Aug 8, 2014 4:29 PM

    just happy it wasn’t a starting lineman at this point.

  8. frazzah says: Aug 8, 2014 4:37 PM

    Was this the statement from Dion Jordan?

  9. biggs13 says: Aug 8, 2014 4:41 PM

    Let’s go Jimmy Wilson. Next man up!

  10. granadafan says: Aug 8, 2014 4:42 PM

    So, a statement pulled from the files of “Apologies” was issued out and they simply inserted Jones’ name.

  11. jeepguy14 says: Aug 8, 2014 4:43 PM

    Why aren’t PED suspensions subject to the “first time offender” rule? Honest question. Seems a bit backwards that Ray Rice can knock out his then fiance and get two games because he’s a “first time offender” while someone like Jones or any other suspected PED violator gets an automatic four games regardless if they’ve been in trouble or not.

  12. mannyiac says: Aug 8, 2014 4:45 PM

    He should have knocked a woman out,then he would have only gotten 2 games

  13. pats1944 says: Aug 8, 2014 4:46 PM

    Chalk a week one win up for the patriots,

  14. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Aug 8, 2014 4:57 PM

    “Pats, Steelers, Bengals, Seattle…. badass orgs all…”

    Corrected. You’re welcome.

  15. bucsorbust says: Aug 8, 2014 5:23 PM

    Unbelievable how much controversy surrounds the Fins these days…can’t win for losing.

  16. kd75 says: Aug 8, 2014 5:26 PM

    How about don’t take ANY supplements?

    Want protein? eat a few cans of tuna.

  17. skinsfan91 says: Aug 8, 2014 5:34 PM

    I find it funny that no player is ever actually guilty of taking PED’s. It’s always some supplement they took that contained a banned substance. How unfortunate.

  18. ampats says: Aug 8, 2014 5:34 PM

    Has any player with a PED suspension ever admitted they knew what they were taking ?

  19. sclazo says: Aug 8, 2014 5:36 PM

    You would be amazed of how long the list is of substances banned in the NFL. Hell I would be surprised if you can take a Tylenol. It’s not an excuse though. He should have consulted the teams medical before taking anything.

  20. cartire says: Aug 8, 2014 5:56 PM

    So please tell us what this supplement is so we can verify its authenticity on the banned substance list. And also, scrutinize you for not reading the banned substance list. Which, you should agree, deserve.

    Otherwise, me thinks you lie.

  21. ravenswhat says: Aug 8, 2014 5:58 PM

    Philbin seems to be running a real tight ship in Miami. Someone please explain how he’s still a head coach.

  22. uglydingo says: Aug 8, 2014 6:22 PM

    No Dolphin PED issues for many years and now 2 players failed this year. There is a new Head Trainer and the players look in incredible shape eg Dion Jordan put on 25 lbs of muscle in the offseason. He is now huge. Not surprising that he failed the PED test.
    This could be just the tip of the iceberg across the NFL. Why is there no HGH testing?

  23. shakespeare22 says: Aug 8, 2014 6:43 PM

    Addition by subtraction for the mighty Phins.

  24. ncphinsfan says: Aug 8, 2014 6:49 PM

    Fortunately the Dolphins are deep at Safety. I have loved this team for over 40 years, but it is getting tougher and tougher to defend this nonsense. Gosh, I miss Don Shula!

  25. getsome99 says: Aug 8, 2014 8:46 PM

    Hopefully, this will keep these guys fresh for the mid-late season grind.

  26. cpitch12 says: Aug 8, 2014 8:54 PM

    that high five slapping noise you heard was Brady to Bill B for opening weekend………

  27. gibjay says: Aug 8, 2014 9:41 PM

    I’m so glad they got rid of their trainer… these guys are a bunch if morons!!! Steve Ross has absolutely no clue on running a team

  28. VenerableAxiom says: Aug 8, 2014 10:50 PM

    shatho1 says: Aug 8, 2014 4:20 PM

    politicallyincorrect August 8, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT

    Dolphins are a bad organization. Pats, Dolphins, Cowboys, Steelers, Bengals, Seattle…. bad orgs all…
    —————————————-
    and which bad organization do u root for

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    Ironically, he’s a Washington fan. Probably one of the worst organizations in the league. With the worst owner in the League, and the most offensive name in the league.

  29. VenerableAxiom says: Aug 8, 2014 10:55 PM

    ravenswhat says: Aug 8, 2014 5:58 PM

    Philbin seems to be running a real tight ship in Miami. Someone please explain how he’s still a head coach.
    ________________________

    That’s true hypocrisy, a Raven fan calling out another team’s HC about running a tight ship.

  30. scw1993 says: Aug 8, 2014 11:11 PM

    shatho1 says: Aug 8, 2014 4:20 PM

    politicallyincorrect August 8, 2014, 3:00 PM CDT

    Dolphins are a bad organization. Pats, Dolphins, Cowboys, Steelers, Bengals, Seattle…. bad orgs all…
    —————————————-
    and which bad organization do u root for

    ________________________________
    politicallyincorrect is a skin’s fan lol

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