Jarvis Jenkins (US Presswire)
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins has been suspended for the first four games of the season after violating the NFL performance enhancing drug policy, an NFL spokesperson said.
Jenkins, who was suspended without pay, will be able to play in all preseason and off-season games. He will return to the field after the team's September 29 game against the Oakland Raiders, the spokesperson said in a statement.
STATEMENT BY DEFENSIVE END JARVIS JENKINS:
"When I learned that I tested positive for a substance that is banned under the NFL policy, I was shocked and confused. It's an obscure substance that I've never even heard of, and I still don't know how it got into my body. My only guess is that it came from one of the supplements I was taking around the time of the test, even though none of them listed anything banned.
"I'm very sorry for the effect of this situation on my teammates and coaches, and I also apologize to my family and all Redskins fans. I will be very, very ready to contribute as soon as I get back for Game 5."