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Jets’ Oday Aboushi suspended for Week One

Oday Aboushi

In this photo taken Friday, May 10, 2013, New York Jets’ Oday Aboushi talks to the media in the locker room after NFL football rookie minicamp in Florham Park, N.J. As a Palestinian-American, the Jets’ big offensive lineman is a rarity in the NFL. Aboushi, drafted in the fifth round out after a standout career at the University of Virginia, is one of just a small handful of players with that ethnic background.(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)


Jets guard Oday Aboushi has been suspended for Week One of the 2015 season.

The NFL announced today that Aboushi has been suspended for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Aboushi was caught with a small amount of marijuana in his car during a January traffic stop.

“I apologize for my actions and understand the repercussions. This is something I’ve learned from and I’m focused on moving forward,” Aboushi said in a statement.

Aboushi was a 2013 fifth-round pick of the Jets who started 10 games last year. This year he’s competing for a roster spot, and this news won’t make it any easier for him to make the team.