The Miami Dolphins announced Dion Jordan has been suspended again.
This from an NFL spokesperson: "Per the terms of the Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances that took effect on Wednesday, the four-game suspension previously imposed on Dion Jordan of the Miami Dolphins has been lifted.
"However, Jordan now has been suspended without pay for the next four games of the 2014 NFL season for violating the NFL's Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse. He will be eligible to return to the Dolphins' active roster on Monday, October 20 following the team’s October 19 game against the Chicago Bears."
So as a matter of fact, Jordan had two positive tests. The first was supposed to be wiped clean when the NFL, under its new drug policy implemented this week, issued amnesty in effect to players who tested positive for certain amphetemines prior to March 11. But Jordan was then popped for another test, which picked up a postive for a so-called street drug of some sort.
It must be said that Jordan's family has a history of battling drug abuse. And now he is fighting that fight as well.
“I am currently undergoing treatment to address my situation," Jordan said in a statement. "I am working hard to become a better man and to make better choices in the future. I am especially looking forward to returning to the team. I also want to thank my family, coach Philbin and the Miami Dolphins organization for their support."
The Dolphins are not happy at all, I'm told, about not having their defensive player. But they are encouraged he's trying to get help. Jordan has spent time in a treatment facility.
“We were informed that Dion’s suspension for performance enhancing drugs was lifted, however, we also learned that he has been suspended four games for violating the Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances," the coach said. " While we were disappointed to learn of this result, we support Dion for proactively taking steps to voluntarily seek treatment to better himself.
"We will continue to support and work with him as he takes advantage of all available resources during this time.”
Jordan has not been paid his salary for the two weeks he was already suspended and he will not be paid for the next four week, either.