The Dion Jordan suspension comes as a surprise. If this is what he’s playing like with PEDs, then what will it look like without them? It would be believable, if this was some sort of false negative, if he wasn’t taking them. But he did take PEDs. He owned up to it.
Jordan says he tested positive for “stimulants … I take full responsibility for the test results. I’m very sorry for the impact” on the team
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 3, 2014
Jordan is walking through this situation with his tail between his legs. Better that than guns blazing.
He’s taking responsibility and owning up to his actions. While he has been immature on the playing field, Dolphins fans can take some solace in his ability to demonstrate some maturity off the field. It wasn’t mature to take the PEDs in the first place, but as mentioned, he could have handled this in much worse ways.
The former Oregon standout will miss the first four games of the season. He played 16 games last season and managed only two sacks. Considering he was the third-overall selection in the 2013 draft, the Dolphins expected more out of the 23-year-old.
Now he will have to keep his head down to avoid the media attention and focus on the playbook, because he needs to be ready when the Dolphins call his number in Week 5. He needs to prove that he wasn’t a waste of a selection, which they packaged multiple draft picks for. Jordan has a lot of work to do.