An already bad season for the Chicago Bears is now worse. WR Alshon Jeffery has been suspended four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Bad news continues for the #Bears: WR Alshon Jeffery suspended for the team’s next four games for violating the NFL policy on PEDs.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 14, 2016
Jeffery is in a contract year, making his suspension even worse for him. He likely won't receive as much on the open market because of the concerns about another failed test and another suspension.
This four-game suspension will also cost Jeffery over $3.4 million in salary this season. He's playing on the franchise tag, which means none of his money this year was paid up front.
"I know Alshon is embarrassed by it," head coach John Fox told the Chicago Tribune. "I’m sure 'disappointed' would be a good word for the rest of us."
It's a PED suspension as well, although the drug that Jeffery tested positive for is not yet known. He'll be eligible to return in Week 15.
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