Max Bullough, a former All-Big Ten and All-American linebacker at Michigan State and current Houston Texan, faces a four-game suspension to begin the NFL season.
Bullough, who has 56 tackles in 30 games for the Texans, violated the league’s performance enhancing drugs policy, and is out through the first month of the season.
He released a statement apologizing to his team for the suspension. Via the Detroit Free-Press:
“As a dedicated member of this team, it is very disappointing to have to miss the first four games of the season and not be out there with my teammates,” Bullough wrote. “I sincerely apologize to my family, the entire Texans organization, my teammates and our fans for this situation. It is my responsibility to know the ingredients of every supplement that I use, so I take full responsibility for what happened and will work as hard as I can to be ready to contribute when I return.”
Bullough started three games for the very strong Texans defense in 2016, and has seen his role expand pretty consistently during his NFL career. It’s definitely a setback for him.