Friday Nov. 21, 2008
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets rookie quarterback Erik Ainge has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on steroids and related substances.
Ainge, already on injured reserve and out for the season with a foot injury, is not allowed to be with the team or at its facility during the suspension. He'll be eligible to rejoin the team Dec. 15, following the Jets' game against Buffalo.
Ainge, a fifth-round pick out of Tennessee, was inactive for the team's first seven games before injuring his right foot. He's the second Jets player suspended this season. Running back Jesse Chatman was banned for the first four games without pay for also violating the league's steroids and related-substances policy.
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