Jets TE Herndon suspended for four games

Jose Verdugo
Julio 14, 2019

New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon IV has been suspended four games by the National Football League for a DUI last June. He pleaded guilty to DUI in June of 2018. He played all 16 games in 2018, but he won't be eligible to join the active roster this season until Monday, October 7.

The NFL suspended Herndon for the first four games of the 2019 regular season for violating the league's policy and program on substances of abuse.

New Jersey State Police said Herndon was driving his Nissan Armada when he crashed into a Toyota Land Cruiser that was towing a trailer carrying another vehicle. He failed a sobriety test and had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.14 percent, well above New Jersey's legal limit (below 0.08 percent). The NFL Network reported the extra two games were because a woman at the scene of the accident claimed bodily harm due to the crash. The man he struck suffered a bruised and gashed arm.

The Jets took Herndon in the fourth round (107th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Miami (FL).

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Herndon - who caught 39 passes for 502 yards and 4 TDs last season - is expected to be a key contributor to the Jets this season when he returns from the ban. Plus, his driver's license was revoked for 90 days. Remaining on New York's depth chart are Daniel Brown, Trevon Wesco and Eric Tomlinson, who are all considered primarily to be blocking tight ends.

As a rookie out of Miami a year ago, Herndon caught 39 passes for 502 yards and four touchdowns.

NY now also has veterans Eric Tomlinson and Daniel Brown and fourth-round pick Trevon Wesco at tight end, but all three are known mainly for their blocking skills.

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