Houston Texans linebacker Max Bullough has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season.
The NFL released a statement on Thursday about Bullough's suspension:
“Max Bullough of the Houston Texans has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. Bullough will be eligible to return to the Texans’ active roster on Monday, October 2 following the team’s October 1 game against the Tennessee Titans. Bullough is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.”
Bullough, 25, went undrafted out Michigan State and signed with the Texans in 2014. He has appeared in 30 games over three seasons, collecting 56 tackles (36 solo tackles).
It isn’t the first major suspension in Bullough’s football career, as he was suspended for the 2014 Rose Bowl for an undisclosed reason.
Nor is Bullough the first linebacker to be suspended on the Texans’ roster. Brian Cushing was suspended for using performance enhancing drugs in 2010.
Bullough addressed his suspension on Twitter shortly after the announcement:
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