The Dallas Cowboys will be without Orlando Scandrick for the first four games of the 2014 Season after he tested positive for MDMA, known as Molly.
Scandrick said he took the drug in a cocktail on a trip to Mexico with his ex-girlfriend, and took full responsibility for it when meeting with the media Tuesday.
“I made a bad decision,” he said. “I'm responsible for what goes in my body. I know I'm responsible for what goes in my body. It's a very humbling experience, and um, I'm very sorry, I apologize to the Jones family. I'm very sorry to my teammates. I'm very sorry to the fans of Cowboy nation, and I'm very sorry to my family."
Jason Garrett said Scandrick has been upfront with him on this situation throughout the entire process.
“He went through appeal process, so I've known about that for a little while now,” Garrett said. “I’ve have had good conversations with him, about what happened, when it happened and how it happened, all of that. Right from the start, very up front, has taken complete responsibility for it, and really just laid out as much as anything else a plan for going forward."
Scandrick will return on October 5th when the Cowboys play the Texans. He is still allowed to work out and play in the preseason with the Cowboys, with the suspension taking place on week one.