With the departure of veteran running back Frank Gore this offseason, the 28-year-old was expected to see significantly more playing time in the Colts’ backfield this season. The suspension will keep him out for games against the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans. He’ll be eligible to return to the active roster in week 5 against the New England Patriots.
The NFL has suspended Indianapolis Colts running back Robert Turbin for the first four games of the 2018 season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
According to 247Sports, Turbin posted an apology to Twitter on Friday that read in part:
“…It absolutely kills me that I allowed this to happen. I strive to be a person that people can look up to and strive to exemplify the definition of hard work. Unfortunately, I have made a mistake. A mistake that will not only have personal consequences, but will affect the Colts organization, an organization that I am extremely appreciative to be a part of. For that, I’m truly sorry…I am hopeful that this one lapse in judgement will not damage my relationships with all of you…”
Turbin, who was reportedly practicing with the first-team offense this offseason, started one of the six games he appeared in with Indianapolis last season, rushing for 53 yards and a touchdown.