Four days after the Ravens announced his suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, rookie tight end Nick Boyle took to Twitter to say that he’s sorry.
“I am truly sorry for the disappointment I have caused by a poor choice I made,” Boyle wrote. “I am ready to move forward and I appreciate all the support.”
Boyle, the fifth-round draft pick out of Delaware, was given a four-game suspension, which carries through the end of the regular season. The NFL did not announce the source of the violation. However, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that “it wasn’t like steroids or anything like that.”
“It’s pretty common. It’s what you read about all the time with guys,” Harbaugh said. “I don’t think he realized that it was something he shouldn’t be doing. Or if he did, he didn’t think it through. I’ve talked to him, and he was telling me how stupid it was, and I agreed. It was pretty dumb.”
Boyle finished his rookie season with 18 catches for 153 yards in 11 games.