Jets’ Jeremy Kerley suspended four games without pay

Jeremy Kerley will be out for Week 10 just as he expected.

The Jets wide receiver has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing drug policy, the team announced Monday.

Kerley won’t be eligible to play again until the team’s Dec. 17 game against the Saints. As the team’s No. 3 receiver, his absence is a huge blow to the Jets’ offense.

Kerley, who turns 29 on Wednesday, was selected by the Jets in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft and returned to New York on a one-year deal in September after being released by the 49ers. He has 22 receptions for 217 yards with a touchdown and also returned 16 punts over the first eight games this season.

The Jets are scheduled to visit the Buccaneers at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.

While the Wall Street Journal reports the six owners on the compensation committee, which is chaired by the Falcons’ Arthur Blank, said the special session on Dec. 13 had already been planned, ESPN.com reports the meeting was called in response to Jones’ request.

At the Dec. 13 session, the committee intends “to continue to work diligently to fulfill its mandate” to extend Goodell’s contract, a measure unanimously approved by NFL ownership in May, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Jones’ letter, meanwhile, the Cowboys owner wrote the “severe threats of retaliation” against him that “demonstrate the dysfunction of the current process.” Some owners have discussed stripping Jones’ ownership of his team.
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