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'Look at my body composition': Jets receiver denies steroid use after getting 4-game ban

Jeremy Kerley insists he’s innocent but has accepted his four-game ban, for now.

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NEW YORK JETS wide receiver Jeremy Kerley was handed a four-game ban on Monday after failing a drug test for a banned steroid, the National Football League confirmed in a statement.

Kerley, 28, said in a statement he was “shocked” at how the substance, Turinabol, had entered his system.

“I am 5’9″ (1.75m) tall and 180 pounds (81.6kg), and I have never used steroids in my life,” Kerley said. “I’m a good athlete but anyone can look at my body composition and tell that I’m not a steroid user.

“While I did not have enough time prior to the deadline to resolve this case, I fully intend to investigate this matter until I am able to figure out what caused the positive test, because I know that I have done nothing wrong.

“When I find out what substance was tainted, I will pursue all remedies at that time because this is not right. I have and will always be a clean player, and I look forward to returning to the Jets to play against the Saints next month.”

Kerley will be eligible to return to the Jets roster on December 11.

The Texan has bagged 22 receptions for 217 yards and a touchdown this season.

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