This won’t help defensive end Dion Jordan in his bid to find a new NFL home. On Tuesday, the NFL suspended the Seahawks free agent for ten games after a PED violation (Twitter link via Tom Pelissero of NFL.com).
Jordan entered the league with the Dolphins as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 draft. Unfortunately, he did not live up to his draft billing – he was only a part-timer in his first two seasons and managed just three sacks in total. Then, his 2015 season was wiped out due to a year-long suspension for diluting his drug test sample.
This time around, Jordan will serve a ten-game ban for taking Adderall after his therapeutic use exemption (TUE) had already expired.
“I made a mistake,” Jordan told Pelissero. “I feel like the person that I am, I’m ready to move forward, I’ve been ready to move forward, with this specific issue. I’ve been working really hard with myself outside of football, and I can see the progress as a young man, as Dion Jordan, I can see it. My whole lifestyle — it’s been a 180-degree change. I f–ked up, man. I can’t fix this [expletive]. It is what it is. But I know what I can’t do and what not to do compared to the mistakes I’ve made in the past.”
Jordan spent the last two seasons with the Seahawks, but he is out of contract and it is not clear whether the Seahawks have any interest in a reunion. For what it’s worth, Jordan says he’s sober and his agent insists that he is on the right path.
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