Lions Linebacker Travis Lewis Suspended Four Games By NFL
By Ashley Dunkak
DETROIT (CBS DETROIT) - The Detroit Lions will be continuing their playoff push without the services of linebacker Travis Lewis, whom the NFL suspended without pay for four games Tuesday for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Lions general manager Martin Mayhew issued a statement about the suspension.
“All NFL players know they are responsible for their actions, and they also know there are consequences when their actions are not consistent with League policy,” Mayhew stated in the press release. “While we are disappointed that Travis violated League policy and will miss the next four games, we expect that Travis will learn from this experience and not repeat it.”
Lewis has played in all 12 Detroit games this season and played in 13 last season. This season he has participated on special teams. A statement from him was also included the Lions’ press release.
“I apologize to my coaches, teammates, the Lions organization and our fans for my actions,” Lewis stated in the release. “I have let my team down and there’s nothing worse than that. I will not make the same mistake again. I look forward to returning to the team after I serve my suspension.”