Suspended Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan said Wednesday that he is “very disappointed” that he will miss the entire 2015 season and took responsibility for violating the league’s drug policy for the third time in roughly a year.
“I deeply regret putting myself in this position, and I apologize to my teammates and the Dolphins organization,” Jordan wrote in a statement released by the NFL Players Association. “I will use the time away from playing to finish my college degree. I will stay in excellent physical shape and look forward to returning to the NFL as soon as possible. I am deeply grateful to my family and friends for their continued support.”
Jordan emphasized that his latest suspension was not a result of a failed test, but rather of a diluted sample, which the NFL considers a positive. He missed the first six games of the 2014 season after twice testing positive for banned substances.