Jets’ Darron Lee suspended for last four games of season

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Jets linebacker Darron Lee has started the first 12 games of the season. But he’ll miss the last four.

That’s because Lee has been suspended four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

There’s no word on the nature of the violation. The unpaid suspension will cost Lee about $325,000 in salary.

The Jets’ 2016 first-round draft pick, Lee has a salary of $1.8 million next year, and the Jets have a decision to make about whether to pick up his fifth-year option, which would pay him $10.2 million in 2020.

10 responses to “Jets’ Darron Lee suspended for last four games of season

  1. Surprised to hear, guy had a reputation as a really clean high character type when he was at OSU.

  2. He improved a lot in 2018 so I’d pick up his option for 2020, but if he regresses in 2019 I’d decline the option, and bench him so he doesn’t get hurt.

  3. This won’t help convince the Jets to pick up his $10.2M option. Not a very wise move. What’s up with these guys. Do they think nobody’s going to catch them? Unbelievable.

  4. Do it in the offseason like Beckham. Even if you get caught on video you’re good to go.

  5. Lee has been okay. He made some int’s early on. Generally a disappointment.
    Has to be considered another draft miss by Mike Maccagnan. Christian Hackenberg was 2nd round choice same year.
    Probably done and not get 5th year option picked up. Maccagnan has to go.

  6. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if he did it on purpose. 4 game suspension and 4 games left. There was a report where refused to speak positive about Todd Bowles unlike Williams and Adams. Might seem to me he’s had it with Bowles and this season.

  7. Honestly I watched this kid at OSU he had some big games when it really mattered, I thought this was a very good addition initially but sheesh what a disappointment, just goes to show McCagnan has been horrible but it really is a crap shoot.

  8. Lee has been much improved this year don’t forget he is also very young and obv dumb but I would and hope they pick up the option. The jets have the cap room and don’t need another position too worry about yet. They can decide on him after the 5th year but see how he does with new staff

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