GREEN BAY — Green Bay Packers tight end Jace Sternberger has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the 2021 regular season for violating NFL policy and program on substances of abuse, the league announced Thursday.

Sternberger will miss the Packers’ regular-season opener Sept. 12 at the New Orleans Saints and home opener against the Detroit Lions. He is eligible to return for the Packers’ third game Sept. 26 at San Francisco.

“In February, 2020 I made a horrible decision. While on Anti-Depressants, I decided to drink which led me to falling asleep behind the wheel. My Coaches and teammates were the first people to know,” . “I want to apologize to the GB Packers organization and everyone else who has supported me along

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