"This offseason, I made the mistake of taking over-the-counter supplements," Tuerk said in a statement, via the team website. "In doing so, I opened myself up to the possibility of consuming a tainted supplement -- something that ultimately led to a positive test for a banned substance. I accept responsibility for my actions and understand the NFL's policy is very clear on this matter. This is a very hard way to learn a lesson, and I will never make this mistake again."
"We respect and support the League's decision on this matter," the team said in a statement. "While disappointed, we appreciate that Max has accepted responsibility and are confident that he understands what is expected from him moving forward."