Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Ryan Seymour has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Seymour is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.
Seymour released the following statement:
"Although I did not knowingly take substance that was on the NFL's banned list, I do know that as an NFL player I must take full responsibility for everything that is in my body. I will be much more careful in the future so something like this never happens again. I am very disappointed that I won't have the opportunity to help the Browns win games during the first four weeks of the season. I look forward to putting this behind me, and right now, I'm focused on continuing to work hard, being a good teammate and helping my team improve for the remainder of the preseason."
Seymour is entering his second year with the Browns. Seymour played in 11 games in 2014, starting three of them in place of injured center Alex Mack.