NC State LB Green suspended for season

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North

Carolina State linebacker D.J. Green says the NCAA has suspended him for

the season after he tested positive for using a banned substance that

he did not identify.

Green apologized in a statement. He says he

was trying to gain weight during the offseason and took a supplement

given to him by someone from his hometown in Macon, Ga.

He says

he “wasn’t responsible enough to check with our coaches to make sure

that it was something legal and now I’m paying the consequences.”


6-foot-4, 220-pound Green had 28 tackles, one sack and one interception

in seven games last year with the Wolfpack. He missed the final five

games with an unspecified foot injury.

The suspension means N.C.

State will have to replace all three linebackers from last year. Middle

linebacker Audie Cole graduated and outside linebacker Terrell Manning

entered the NFL draft early.

Green, a sophomore, will be allowed to practice with the team but cannot play in games.