Doug Martin suspended 4 games by NFL
Tampa Bay Bucaneers running back Doug Martin was suspended by the NFL Wednesday for violating the league’s drug policy. Martin issued a statement taking full responsibility for the issue, and mentioned he is getting help immediately.
“I was notified last week of a four-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy. My initial instinct was to appeal the suspension and finish the season with my teammates. However, after numerous discussions with people close to me — including Coach [Dirk] Koetter — I am starting the suspension immediately so I can enter a treatment facility and receive the help I truly need.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 28, 2016
Martin finished second in 2015 in the league in rushing, and signed a five year, $35 million dollar contract with Tampa Bay in the offseason. The Bucs (8-7) finish their regular season against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.