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Seahawks' Irvin suspended four games

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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

He issued a statement that was released by the Seahawks:

"I want to apologize to my teammates, coaches and Seahawks fans for making a mistake when I took a substance that is prohibited in the NFL without a medical exemption. I am extremely disappointed in the poor judgment I showed and take full responsibility for my actions. I will not appeal the discipline and instead will focus my energy on preparing for the season so I can begin earning your trust and respect again. I look forward to contributing to the team the moment I return."

Last season, as a rookie, Irvin did not start any games but played in all 16 and recorded eight sacks.

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