Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/27/13
The NFL announced Friday that Washington Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins has been handed a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, aacording to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal. The team had high hopes for Jenkins as his top backup Adam Carriker is sidelined for the next four to five months after quadriceps surgery. Now they'll have to make due with both out for at least four games, and will turn to Kedric Golston and Phillip Merling in teh meantime. Jenkins is crying foul, and expressed his shock and confusion after hearing about the ruling. "It's an obscure substance that I've never even heard of, and I still don't know how it got into my body," Jenkins said. "My only guess is that it came from one of the supplements I was taking around the time of the test, even though none of them listed anything banned." Per Rosenthal: ' Jenkins told reporters after practice "it was a simple mistake" and that he took an over-the-counter supplement without a label that identifies it as OK with the league and the players' union. He said the NFL listed the substance as a possible masking agent. "The NFL has strict rules," Jenkins said, via The AP. "... They tell us we're responsible for what's in our body. Obviously I'm being led as an example." '
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