Dion Jordan, who was drafted by the Miami Dolphins as the third overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, has been suspended for the entire 2015 season for another violation of the league's substance abuse policy. This report comes from various sources but was first reported by ESPN. The latest violation was triggered by a diluted sample and Jordan does not have any plans to appeal his punishment.
This is obviously not the first suspension for Jordan. In 2014 he was suspended without pay for the first four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He was then suspended an additional four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Now, he faces the year long suspension after numerous rumors and reports were swirling after he didn't show up for the team's voluntary workouts.
Over the past two years, Jordan accumulated 46 tackles and three sacks over 26 games. This is certainly not the kind of production you would expect from the third overall pick and it's safe to say at this point that Jordan has attained the status of being an official draft bust.
According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Enquirer, the Dolphins and Eagles were nearing a trade that would've gave the team a conditional late round pick. Offensive guard Evan Mathis was discussed in the trade but it is not known if he would have been a part of it. With that said, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald says that the Dolphins did not want to include Mathis in the deal.
It's a sad and crazy situation all around and one the Dolphins now must move on from. Jordan wasn't an impact player the past two years so it's not like the team will be losing anything on the field. However, his potential to be one of the best in the game is now all but wiped out and that's the real loss Miami faces today.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs
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