Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been suspended for violating NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
The news just keeps getting worse for the Chicago Bears. The Bears have only two wins on the season, and their best quarterback this season, Brian Hoyer, is out for the year with a broken arm.
And now, star wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is out for Chicago’s next four games after violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing drugs.
Here’s the NFL’s statement.
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) November 14, 2016
Jeffery is the Bears most-targeted receiving option and leads the team in receiving yards. Jeffery has 40 catches on the season for 630 yards and one touchdown. Clearly Jay Cutler’s favorite receiving option, Jeffery will be available to play after the Bears December 11 game against the Detroit Lions.
Jeffery, currently under the franchise tag, has been suspended without pay. The wide receiver’s suspension will cost him $3,435,058.
Playing on the franchise tag, that is a major hit to Alshon Jeffery’s wallet. Suspension will cost him $3,435,058.
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) November 14, 2016
Next up for the Bears is a date with the New York Giants.
UPDATE: Alshon Jeffery released the following statement:
— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) November 14, 2016
Jeffery will be back in time for the Bears game against the Green Bay Packers on December 18.