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NFL Suspends Sternberger

TE will miss first two games of 2021 season
Green Bay Packers' Jace Sternberger catches a pass in front of Minnesota Vikings' Cameron...
Green Bay Packers' Jace Sternberger catches a pass in front of Minnesota Vikings' Cameron Dantzler during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)(Matt Ludtke | AP)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 7:14 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Packers tight end Jace Sternberger has been suspended for the first two games of the 2021 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse the league announced on Thursday. The 3rd-year tight end will be able to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games. He will be eligible to return to the active roster on Tuesday, Sept. 21, following the team’s Week 2 game vs. Detroit.

The 2019 3rd round draft pick released a statement on Twitter Thursday afternoon explaining what caused the suspension, and apologized to the Packers organization.

Packers tight end Jace Sternberger releases statement about his suspension.
Packers tight end Jace Sternberger releases statement about his suspension.(WBAY)

In his first two seasons, Sternberger has played in 20 games, including 2 playoff contests. He has 15 receptions for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns.

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