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Knott suspended 4 games by NFL

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PHILADELPHIA (KWWL) - Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jake Knott has been suspended 4 games without pay by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances. The former Iowa State Cyclone competed in 12 games last year for the team tallying 6 tackles.

"Several weeks ago, I was shocked to learn that I tested positive for a stimulant that is banned by the NFL," Knott said in a statement released by the Eagles. "I have never knowingly ingested a banned substance, but like most players, I take nutritional supplements.

"Unfortunately, I now know that supplements are not regulated, and thus may contain things that are not listed on the label.

"The NFL policy is very strict, so I have chosen to take immediate responsibility. I look forward to participating in team workouts, training camp and the preseason with my team.

"During the suspension, I will work extremely hard to stay in top football shape and be ready to contribute immediately upon my return. I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches, my family and fans for the impact of my mistake on the team."

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