Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman was suspended for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug coverage for the second time in lower than a 12 months on Monday.
Freeman will start serving the suspension instantly, which isn’t a lot of a change for him as he’s been on injured reserve since early September. Freeman went on IR with a pectoral harm and a concussion, and he cited the latter harm in a press release concerning the suspension he posted to social media.
“I hate to [say] I’m sorry once more however I’m sorry,” Freeman wrote. “I’ve been on IR all 12 months and also you try to keep out of sight, however sorry for the distraction. I had been mendacity to pals, household and family members when it got here to the query of “Are you OK?”. Realizing my profession could over due the whole lot that got here with the top harm (that’s been purposely downplayed by me), reminiscence loss and all, has truly been a little bit of a wrestle. That being stated there’s no excuse to deal with any issues by taking any sort of drugs. I don’t know my future however an enormous because of the Bears and the NFL, if I might have used their applications and companies sooner than I did I wouldn’t be on this state of affairs. Sorry once more for the distraction.”
Freeman gained’t be eligible to play once more this season until the Bears make a deep playoff run, though his description of life post-concussion makes one surprise if he’ll be taking part in once more at any level.