A horrible year for the New York Jets just got even worse with the announcement that they will be without linebacker Darron Lee for their remaining games.
The Jets officially announced on Friday afternoon that Lee had been suspended by the league for four games for “violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.”
“Darron Lee of the New York Jets has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Lee will begin serving his suspension immediately,” the statement said. “Lee will be eligible to return to the Jets’ active roster on Monday, December 31 following the team’s December 30 game at New England.”
The 24-year-old Lee is third on the Jets in tackles with 74. He also leads the team in interceptions with three, including a pick-six against the Detroit Lions in Week 1.
The NFL has suspended LB Darron Lee four games.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 7, 2018
Coming out of Ohio State, Lee was the 20th overall pick out by the Jets in the 2016 NFL Draft.
In 2017, his second year in the league, he was suspended by head coach Todd Bowles for being late to practice.
The Jets will be on the road this weekend against the Buffalo Bills.