The NFL has suspended Dion Jordan for four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances, the Miami Dolphins have reported on its website .
He will miss the first four games of the 2014 regular season.
“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," head coach Joe Philbin said in a statement.
The Dolphins say he will be eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.
“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," Jordan is quoted as saying on the team's website.