Jets WR Jalin Marshall has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the league announced Tuesday.
"I really just want to apologize for this mistake. I inadvertently took medication without an exemption from the league on one occasion," Marshall said in a statement on Twitter. "It has not happened since & will not happen again. Already looking forward to 2017 and doing whatever I can to help this team win."
Marshall tested positive for Adderall, according to Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News
He is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.
Marshall appeared in 10 games for the Jets in 2016, and finished the year with 14 receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns. The 21-year-old also spent time on special teams, returning 13 kickoffs for 324 yards and 18 punts for 100 yards.
The rookie out of Ohio State is part of a promising group of young receivers for the Jets. The presence of Marshall, along with Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Charone Peake, and Devin Smith, helped lead to the release of veteran WR Brandon Marshall last week.