Lions' Lewis suspended for using PEDs

Travis Lewis of the Detroit Lions looks on during a rookie mini camp at the Detroit Lions...

Travis Lewis of the Detroit Lions looks on during a rookie mini camp at the Detroit Lions Headquarters and Training Facility on May 12, 2012. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP)

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Detroit Lions linebacker and special teams player Travis Lewis was hit with a four-game suspension from the NFL on Tuesday for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

"I apologize to my coaches, teammates, the Lions organization and our fans for my actions," Lewis said in a statement. "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."

The 25-year-old Lewis, who was a seventh-round pick out of Oklahoma in 2012, has strictly been a special teams player for the Lions. If the Lions make the playoffs, Lewis will be able to return to the team.

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. 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."


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