Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Lane Johnson's 10-Game Suspension Upheld By NFL

The NFL on Tuesday upheld the 10-game suspension for former Sooner and current Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy for a second time.

"We're very disappointed that Lane Johnson has been suspended 10 games. His actions have affected the entire organization," Eagles vice president Howie Roseman said in a statement. "We are all working under a clearly-defined set of rules and regulations set forth by the NFL in the collective bargaining agreement with the NFLPA.

"Moving forward, he has no choice but to hold himself accountable to Jeffrey Lurie, Coach [Doug] Pederson and his staff, his teammates, and to the entire organization and our fans. When he returns from suspension, we will continue to support him and welcome him back to the team. We are moving on with our preparations for this week's game in Washington."

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Johnson, who has criticized the NFLPA regarding supplement use, had been eligible to play through the appeals process. He had a hearing last week at the NFL's New York office.

The suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Eagles' active roster on Dec. 19 following the team's game against the Baltimore Ravens. (ESPN)
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