“In April while training, I mistakenly and foolishly put a prescribed medication in my body to help with a medical issue,” Johnson admitted in a statement. “I mistakenly failed to clear it with Eagles trainers and check the NFL list of banned substances. I am extremely sorry for this mistake and I will learn from it and be smarter in the future. I would like to sincerely apologize to Mr. Lurie, Howie Roseman, Coach Kelly and his staff, my teammates and our amazing Philadelphia Eagles fans. This will be very hard on me to not be battling with my teammates for four games – but I will be ready and better than ever when I return.” (CBS Philly)
USA Today reports, the suspension will cost Johnson $116,470 — 4/17ths of his $495,000 base salary in 2014. The four-year contract he signed last July included a $12,818,620 signing bonus.
Report: Former Sooner Lane Johnson Faces Suspension for PEDs