Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon will be suspended four games to start the 2017 season for a violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing substance policy, the team announced Thursday.
In a statement, Dixon, a fourth-round draft pick by Baltimore in 2016, apologized and said he “mistakenly took a substance without the proper NFL medical exemption.”
“I accept full responsibility for my actions and their consequences,” he wrote. “I am truly sorry for the mistake I made and the distraction it causes. Moving forward, I remain committed to focusing on my offseason training, conditioning and game preparation so I can be an immediate impact player for the Ravens when my suspension is over.”
The Louisiana Tech product ran for ran for 382 yards and two touchdowns on 88 carries as a rookie.
He was in line to compete to become a full-time starter in the Ravens’ backfield in 2017 alongside restricted free agent Terrence West.
The Ravens also announced the signing of free-agent running back Danny Woodhead.
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