Dylan Donahue, a former New York Jets linebacker, has been suspended for 14 weeks for violating the National Football League’s substance abuse policy. He recently pleaded guilty to two counts of drunken driving.
The 26-year-old has been dismissed by the New York franchise after his last pre-season game and remains a free agent.
Chosen in the fifth round of the 2017 draft, Donahue was arrested twice in a nine-month period. In both cases, he was involved in a car accident.
In May 2017, about a week after being drafted, he topped his SUV after driving and colliding with a parked vehicle in Billings, Montana. As early as February, he crashed his vehicle as a small bus after driving in the Lincoln Tunnel in New Jersey. Watch New York Jets live stream free game from here.
Under league policy, a second-time offender generally gets ten rounds of suspension for alcohol-related violations, but punishment may be aggravated if the commissioner discovers aggravating circumstances.
Dylan Donahue – who participated in the training camp and preseason with the Jets – volunteered for a rehab center in Jacksonville, Florida, after his second arrest. In August, he pleaded guilty in both cases.