Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley said he still wasn't sure how a banned substance in his system led to a four-game suspension and suggested it was because of a ghost.
"I don't know, a lot of ghosts around here," Kerley said, according to Newsday's Calvin Watkins. "Ghost put it in. You know the ghost of Christmas past."
The 29-year-old Kerley is eligible to return for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints after the league announced his suspension in early November.
Then, Kerley denied knowingly taking any banned substances and said he has never used steroids in his life.
"I'm a good athlete but anyone can look at my body composition and tell that I'm not a steroid user," Kerley said in a statement last month. "While I did not have enough time prior to the deadline to resolve this case, I fully intend to investigate this matter until I am able to figure out what caused the positive test, because I know that I have done nothing wrong. When I find out what substance was tainted, I will pursue all remedies at that time because this is not right. I have and will always be a clean player ..."
Kerley has 22 catches for 217 yards and one touchdown this season.