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Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery is suspended

Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery is suspended

Star receiver Alshon Jeffery was suspended for four games without pay Monday for violating NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, another blow to the 2-7 Chicago Bears. He said he took a supplement for inflammation containing a league-banned substance. 

“I take full responsibility and I’m deeply upset with myself for not doing the proper research on this supplement,” he wrote in a Twitter post. “. . . I will work hard to earn back the respect and trust of the Bears nation.” 

Brother of Jaguars’ Smith is killed

Jacksonville linebacker Telvin Smith’s 25-year-old brother Brian was shot to death in south Georgia, authorities said and the...