Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has been suspended four games by the NFL for testing positive for a banned substance.
The suspension was first revealed by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports relayed the following:
Just talked to Orlando Scandrick about his 4 game suspension. Says he took something in Mexico while on vacation and it texted positive on banned list for performance enhancer
The NFL has extremely low tolerance for ANYTHING and as a player, you gotta know that. If you have the slightest of question, don’t do it
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) August 12, 2014
The 27-year-old Scandrick was to start opposite of Brandon Carr. He figures to be replaced by former first-round pick Morris Claiborne.
In 2013 Scandrick recorded 64 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble and 13 pass defenses in 16 games.
According to Jones, Scandrick appealed his suspension to the NFL but was denied.