The NFL announced Monday that Chicago Bears Jerrell Freeman is being suspended for 10 games for a second violation of the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs.
Freeman suffered a torn pectoral injury in the first quarter of the Bears’ season-opener against Atlanta yet he played the rest of the game with it.
. His suspension begins immediately, per the NFL, so he will not receive his salary while on IR.
The 31 year old is scheduled to become a free agent at the end of the year.
Freeman went to his Twitter account shortly after the suspension was announced to say he has kept silent about a head injury and memory loss which resulted in him taking some things he acknowledges he should not have.
Freeman spent three years with the Riders before leaving to join the NFL. He makes frequent trips back to Regina, and has been a part of the Bears visits to Regina for the NFL Play 60 Campaign the last two years.