The NFL on Thursday announced that Jets backup offensive guard Oday Aboushi has been suspended without pay for the first game of this season, Darryl Slater of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
The suspension resulted from Aboushi violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Shortly after the suspension was announced, Aboushi’s agent, Jonathan Perzley, released a statement that said Aboushi was pulled over during a Jan. 10 traffic stop in Morris Plains.
“During the stop, police recovered a very small amount of marijuana from his vehicle,” Perzley’s statement read. “Oday accepted responsibility for the traffic infraction, and all other charges were dismissed.”
Aboushi made the Jets aware of his traffic stop immediately after it happened, so Thursday’s suspension did not catch the organization by surprise. His traffic stop happened three days before the Jets hired Todd Bowles as their new coach and Mike Maccagnan as their new general manager.
Aboushi is the second Jets player to receive a substance abuse suspension from the league this offseason. Star defensive end Sheldon Richardson will miss the first four games of 2015, as a result of repeated positive marijuana tests.