The New York Jets start the season without Pro Bowl Sheldon Richardson due to usage of Marijuana and suspended for four games according to Yahoo Sports.
The defensive lineman for the Jets violated the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Richardson will be eligible to return on Oct 5 after the matchup against Miami Dolphins. Richardson apologized to the fans for the usage of Marijuana.
”I apologize for letting down my family, teammates, this organization and the fans,” Richardson said in a statement. ”However, words aren’t enough. This is something that can only be addressed by how I handle myself from this point on. I don’t want this to take away from what the team is trying to accomplish. While I won’t be there at the start of the regular season, I will do whatever I can to support my teammates until I’m able to return to the field.”