Originally written on Eagledelphia  |  Last updated 12/13/14
Eagles linebacker Jake Knott has been hit with a four-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy.    Knott will be without pay during his suspension.  Knott may, however, attend training camp and practice with the team. Per the Eagles release: We're very disappointed to learn of his suspension. We have spoken to Jake and he is fully aware of the mistake he made and owned it. The key for him, however, is to learn from that mistake and move forward with his preparation for the 2014 season. As for Knott, though the team says that he "owned it", Knott was "shocked" he tested positive: 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. 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 played little in 2013.  The peak of his season came on September 9 against Washington.  It was Knott who recovered an on-sides kick in the fourth quarter to help the Eagles beat the Redskins 33-27.    Knott appeared in 12 games (none starts) and accumulated six tackles.
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