Packers DE Mike Neal has been suspended for the first four game of the season after violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Neal has missed 25 games in his first two seasons with the Packers, and now will miss another four.
Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press Gazette, tweeted earlier today that the Packers have confirmed the suspension.
And now here’s the official statement from the NFL:
Here is the statement the NFL has released:
Mike Neal of the Green Bay Packers has been suspended without pay for the team’s first four games of the 2012 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. Neal will be eligible to return to the Packers’ active roster on the day after the team’s fourth regular-season game of the 2012 season. Neal is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.
Last week, Neal mysteriously deleted his twitter account. I guess now we know why… – Jersey Al