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Former Cyclone and current Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jake Knott will miss the first four games of the regular season. He was suspended by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
He played in 12 games and had 8 tackles last season for the Eagles. He can participate in offseason workouts and preseason games.
"Several weeks ago, I was shocked to learn that I tested positive for a stimulant that is banned by the NFL. I have never knowingly ingested a banned substance, but like most players, I take nutritional supplements," Knott said in statement. "Unfortunately, I now know that supplements are not regulated and thus may contain things that are not listed on the label. The NFL policy is very strict, so I have chosen to take immediate responsibility. I look forward to participating in team workouts, training camp and the pre-season with my team. During the suspension, I will work extremely hard to stay in top football shape and be ready to contribute immediately upon my return. I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches, my family and fans for the impact of my mistake on the team."
Knott came to the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2013.