Jul 2, 2015 5:19 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was suspended without pay Thursday for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
The NFL said in a statement that Gates can participate in training camp and preseason games. He will be able to return to the team's active roster after the Chargers' Oct. 4 game against the Cleveland Browns.
Gates issued a statement through the team apologizing to the Chargers, his teammates and fans.