In the midst of the momentum being built by the Jacksonville Jaguars, cornerback Aaron Colvin has been suspended for four weeks by the NFL for violating the league policy on performing-enhancing drugs.
Colvin will be able to participate in the off-season program and preseason, but will then be barred from the team’s practice facility until Oct. 2,
“I made a mistake and I will take full responsibility for it,” he wrote on his Twitter account. “I apologize to my family, the Jaguars organization, especially my coaches and teammates, as well as all the Jaguars fans that have been supportive of me since I was drafted here in 2014. I will learn from this. I will grow from this. I will be a better man and player from this. I will not let this define me and I will overcome this.”
Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said in a statement the team was aware of Colvin’s suspension “for some time.”
“We are disappointed in this situation, but we know this is not indicative of Aaron’s character or the type of person that he is,” Caldwell said in his statement. “We will be supportive of him and we stand by him as he takes the proper steps to overcome what transpired. Nobody is more disappointed than Aaron himself.”
Colvin started 15 of 16 games for the Jaguars last year, posting totals of 73 tackles, four sacks and seven pass break-ups. He has yet to record an interception in the NFL.
The situation could convince the Jags to pay attention to Jalen Ramsey or Vernon Hargreaves in the draft.
The Jags draft fifth.