NFL suspends Ohio State and Middletown product first four games
NEW YORK (AP/WKRC) - The NFL has suspended New York Jets receiver Jalin Marshall for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancers.
Marshall is a Middletown High School graduate and played at Ohio State University.
The suspension of the second-year player was announced Tuesday. Earlier, the New York Daily News reported he tested positive for Adderall.
"I really just want to apologize for this mistake. I inadvertently took medication without an exemption from the league on one occasion," Marshall tweeted. "It has not happened since & will not happen again. Already looking forward to 2017 and doing whatever I can to help this team win."
Marshall can participate in all offseason team events, including training camp and preseason games, before serving the suspension.
Marshall made the Jets last season as an undrafted free agent. He had 14 receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns, but a torn labrum in his shoulder forced him to miss six games. He was also a kick returner. He averaged 24.9 yards on 13 kickoff returns, including a 65-yard return against the Bengals in the regular-season opener. He also averaged 5.6 yards on 18 punt returns.