Press Release: Haloti Ngata Suspended By NFL

HALOTI NGATA SUSPENDED BY NFL

Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata has been suspended by the NFL for the next four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

Statement from Haloti Ngata:

"I made a mistake, and I own this. I took Adderall and take full responsibility for doing this. I am deeply sorry and broken up over this. I let down my family, my teammates, Ravens fans and myself. My hope is that the Ravens make the playoffs, and I believe they can do this. And, then I can come back and help us win."

Statement from Ravens general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome:

"This is disappointing news for the Ravens. We are disappointed with Haloti, but no more than he is with himself."

Statement by an NFL Spokesperson:

"Haloti Ngata of the Baltimore Ravens has been suspended without pay for the team's next four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. 

"Ngata's suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Ravens' active roster on Monday, December 29 following the team's final regular season game on December 28 against the Cleveland Browns.

"Ngata is eligible to participate in all playoff games."

[Note: The NFL policy on performance enhancing substances is posted on nflmedia.com. From the home page, click on "Resources" and then "About the NFL."]

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