Robert Mathis suspended for substance use

Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis (98) watches action against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis (98) watches action against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The NFL has suspended Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis for using performance enhancing substances, the league announced Friday.

Mathis will be suspended for the first four regular season games, meaning the first game he’ll play is Oct. 5 against the Baltimore Ravens. He can still play in the four preseason games and participate in practice.

The NFL did not say what substance Mathis may have been using.

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