LAKE FOREST - In a season full of bad news, the Bears got some more on Monday afternoon.
The NFL announced that wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been suspended four games without pay after violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Jeffery's suspension begins immediately and he can return to the Bears following the game against the Lions in Detroit on December 11th. His first game back would be the December 18th contest against the Packers at Soldier Field.
So far this season, Jeffery has 40 catches for 630 yards with a touchdown. In 2016 the receiver is playing on a one-year franchise tag contract which is paying him $14.599 million. The suspensionn figures to cost Jeffery over $3 million dollars in salary.
Through NFL reporter Rand Getlin, Jeffery released this statement.
— Rand Getlin (@RandGetlin) November 14, 2016