Dolphins’ Jones suspended for violating substance policy

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Jones has been suspended without pay for two games for violating the NFL substance abuse policy.

A person familiar with the situation said the suspension stemmed from Jones’ arrest last offseason for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The person confirmed the arrest to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the reason for the suspension was not publicly disclosed.

In a statement issued through the team, Jones apologized to his teammates, his coaches and the organization. The suspension begins immediately, and Jones will be eligible to return to the active roster Dec. 5.

A nine-year veteran, Jones is part of the Dolphins’ defensive line rotation. He has started five games this year and has 2 1/2 sacks.

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