Jaguars WR Ace Sanders has confirmed that he will most likely be getting a 4-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. In addition, Sanders has decided to take some time away from the NFL to get help for his issues.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 22, 2014
Sanders did issue a small statement regarding his substance abuse issues.
“I’ve decided to go seek help and get that attention,” he said. “I should be fine.”
Sanders said, “I’ve made some mistakes that I could have handled a little differently.”
Sanders is the third Jaguars player to be suspended from the team since last year October and the 13th player to be suspended by the NFL to begin the season. The Jaguars are already without WR Justin Blackmon, who is serving an indefinite suspension.
[h/t Florida Times-Union]