Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(LAKE FOREST, Ill.) — Alshon Jeffery, wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, has been suspended without pay for four games after violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
According to a statement from Jeffery, he was taking a “recommended supplement to combat inflammation,” but it contained an ingredient banned by the league.
“I take full responsibility and I’m deeply upset with myself for not doing the proper research on this supplement,” he said.
“I want to apologize to my family, the Bears organization, my teammates, and Bears fans. I will work hard to earn back the respect and trust of the Bears nation and look forward to being back on the field.”
Jeffery will be able to return after the Bears’ Dec. 11 game against the Detroit Lions.
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