Max Bullough will be spending the first four weeks of the 2017 NFL season on the sidelines.
The Houston Texans linebacker was suspended by the league for four games after he violated in the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances it was announced Thursday. He will reportedly be eligible to return to the club the day after its Oct. 1 game against Tennessee, and can play in Week 5 against Kansas City. He reportedly will be allowed to participate in offseason workouts, training camp and preseason games.
— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) May 4, 2017
Bullough, who played at Michigan State from 2010-13, issued an apology immediately after his suspension was announced.
“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,” he wrote on Twitter.
— Max Bullough (@Bullough40) May 4, 2017
Bullough, who’s younger brother Riley is currently a Michigan State linebacker, is entering his fourth season with the Texans. He made 14 tackles and appeared in 16 games for Houston last season. He originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the Texans in 2014.