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Buffalo Bills' Walter Powell suspended first four games of season

By The Sports Xchange
Buffalo Bills' Walter Powell suspended first four games of season
Bills fans like this one will not see wide receiver Walter Powell the first four games of the season after he was suspended for testing positive for PEDs. File photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

Buffalo Bills receiver Walter Powell has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season without pay after violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

The 25-year-old will be eligible to return to the Bills' active roster on Oct. 2.

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Powell took responsibility for the situation.

"I was disappointed to recently find out that I had mistakenly used a product that caused a positive result during testing," Powell said in a statement. "Although I'm frustrated with the result, I've accepted the league's discipline of a four-game suspension.

"I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the entire Bills' organization and the Bills' fans for my mistake. I will continue to give the Bills my best effort every day, and help contribute to a successful 2017 season."

Powell is eligible to participate in offseason workouts, preseason practices and exhibition games.

Powell caught 14 passes for 142 yards last season.

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