OXNARD (105.3 THE FAN) — The Dallas Cowboys say cornerback Orlando Scandrick will receive a four-game suspension for PEDs.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones revealed the news on Monday, meaning Scandrick – who has been Dallas’ best cornerback in training camp – will miss games against San Francisco, Tennessee, St. Louis and New Orleans.

Scandrick’s agent, Ron Slavin, clarifid on Tuesday that his client used a “recreational rug”, not PEDs.

Scandrick appealed the ruling, but Jones learned Monday that the NFL has denied that appeal.

During Scandrick’s suspension, the Cowboys will rely on Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr at cornerback.

Scandrick released the following statement on Tuesday:

“I would like to apologize to my children, my family, the Jones Family, my coaches, my teammates and my fans. Failing a drug test is far out of my character, and although I never knowingly took a performance enhancing drug/banned stimulant while on vacation in Mexico, I take full responsibility for what goes in my body and more importantly for the embarrassment of a failed drug test. It’s my goal by issuing this statement to clear my name and more importantly to be judged by what happens to me in the future. I hope that my family, my Cowboys football family and all my fans can forgive me for this situation. I look forward to a successful 2014 season.”

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