National Football League suspends Jets TE Herndon 4 games for substance violation

Paola Ditto
Luglio 14, 2019

Jets tight end Chris Herndon has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2019 regular season for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse, the league announced Friday.

He pleaded guilty in January to driving while intoxicated, all but ensuring a suspension. His suspension will begin after the final preseason game and he can not return to the roster until October 7, following the Jets' game against the Eagles.

Herndon, 23, can participate in training camp and preseason games. According to police reports obtained by Zack Rosenblatt of NJ Advance Media, Herndon crashed his SUV into another in Rockaway Township, NJ. The test revealed a blood-alcohol level over New Jersey's limit of.08, according to State Police Sgt. Lawrence Peele. The man he struck suffered a bruised and gashed arm. The four games is longer than the rumored two game suspension that had been previously reported, which makes Herndon a tougher player to value in fantasy.

A first-time offender usually only gets two games unless the league determines there were aggravating circumstances. Witnesses said Herndon may well have been going over 100 miles per hour at the time of the incident.

FILE - In this Sept.30, 2018, file photo, New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon warms up before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla.

As a rookie out of Miami past year, Herndon caught 39 passes for 502 yards and four touchdowns. Remaining on New York's depth chart are Daniel Brown, Trevon Wesco and Eric Tomlinson, who are all considered primarily to be blocking tight ends.

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