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Rookie Mistake? Miami Dolphin Defensive End Dion Jordan Tests Postive for Banned Substance, Will Miss Four Games

July 3rd, 2014 at 5:40 PM
By Mark H. Stowers

The curse of Jeff Ireland.

The number one pick for the Miami Dolphins in the 2013 NFL Draft, Dion Jordan from Oregon, has been banned for the first four games of the upcoming season for using performance enhancing drugs. The second year player was the first pick by former GM Jeff Ireland who traded up from number 12 to the number 3 slot. The Dolphins were in dire need of offensive lineman and to top it off, Jordan came to camp with an injured shoulder that he was rehabbing.

The following is a statement from the Miami Dolphins:

Miami Dolphins Defensive End Dion Jordan Suspended Four Games by NFL 


Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan has been suspended without pay for the team's first four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances.

NFL Spokesperson

“Dion Jordan of the Miami Dolphins has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. 

Jordan will be eligible to return to the Dolphins’ active roster on Monday, September 29 following the team’s September 28 game against the Oakland Raiders.

Jordan is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.”

Head Coach Joe Philbin

“We were disappointed to learn about Dion’s suspension. Dion has accepted responsibility for his actions and is committed to improving, both on and off the field, in preparation for the upcoming year.”

Dion Jordan

“I recently learned from the NFL that I tested positive for stimulants that are banned under the NFL policy. I worked carefully with my advisors and the union to investigate the test results, and I take full responsibility for the test results. I’m very sorry for the impact of this situation on my teammates, coaches, Stephen Ross, the entire Dolphins organization, fans and my family as well. I will continue to work extremely hard during training camp and preseason. During the suspension, I will stay in top shape and will be ready to contribute upon my return.”

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