Former Oregon Duck, and #3 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Dion Jordan, will be suspended once again. According to Ian Rapoport, he is set to miss the entire 2015 season after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. This latest suspension just adds to his already long list of off-the-field mishaps. In 2014, Jordan was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the league's performance enhancing policy. Following that suspension, he was suspended for four more games after violating the substance abuse policy. And today, Jordan earned his third strike by diluting the sample in his drug test.
Jordan was the highest ever selected Duck since Joey Harrington. Here's the hoopla that surrounded him two years ago:
Career wise, Jordan has played in 26 games and has tallied 39 tackles. His sack total (3) now also matches his number of suspensions. Dolphin fans are pissed, and rightfully so being that their team traded their 12th and 42nd overall picks in 2013 to the Raiders to move up to the #3 spot. And now Jordan is well on his way to being labeled a bust. Splendid.
Perhaps worst of all is that the news brought to light rumors that former head coach, Chip Kelly, was preparing to make a deal to bring the Miami Dolphin defensive end to Philadelphia (a move that might have revitalized his career). With the suspension of course, the deal is scratched. The future looks grim for Dion Jordan, and only time will tell if he will ever evolve into the prospect he was billed to be out of college.