Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans will be without linebacker Max Bullough for the first four games of the 2017 season as he was suspended by the NFL for use of performance enhancing substances the Texans announced Thursday.

The Texans released the following statement:

“Max Bullough of the Houston Texans has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. Bullough will be eligible to return to the Texans’ active roster on Monday, October 2 following the team’s October 1 game against the Tennessee Titans. Bullough is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.”

Shortly after the announcement, Bullough released a statement on twitter.

The statement said:

“As a dedicated member of this team, it is very disappointing to have to miss the firsts four games of the season and not be out there with my teammates. I sincerely apologize to my family, the entire Texans organization, my teammates and our fans for this situation. It is my responsibility to know the ingredients of every supplement that I use, so I take full responsibility for what happened and will work as hard as I can to be ready to contribute when I return.




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