Detroit Lions linebacker Travis Lewis has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, according to the team's official website.
Lewis is ineligible to play in the Lions' four remaining regular-season games. The linebacker will be able to return if the Lions make the playoffs.
Lewis released the following statement through DetroitLions.com writer Tim Twentyman.
"I apologize to my coaches, teammates, the Lions organization and our fans for my actions. 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."
Lewis, in his second season out of Oklahoma, has accounted for six tackles in 12 games this season.