Statement by an NFL spokesperson:
Ryan Seymour of the Cleveland Browns has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Seymour will be eligible to return to the Browns' active roster on Monday, October 5 following the team's October 4 game against the San Diego Chargers.
Seymour is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.
[Note: The NFL policy on performance enhancing substances is posted on nflmedia.com. From the home page, click on "Resources" and then "About the NFL."]
Statement by OL Ryan Seymour:
Although I did not knowingly take a substance that was on the NFL's banned list, I do know that as an NFL player I must take full responsibility for everything that is in my body. I will be much more careful in the future so something like this never happens again. I am very disappointed that I won't have the opportunity to help the Browns win games during the first four weeks of the season. I look forward to putting this behind me, and right now, I'm focused on continuing to work hard, being a good teammate and helping my team improve for the remainder of the preseason.