Posted by Chip Patterson
N.C. State linebacker D.J. Green has been ruled ineligible for to compete for the Wolfpack in 2012, reportedly for a nutritional supplement that tested positive as a banned substance.
Green reached out to Joe Giglio of the News and Observer on Monday, issuing an explanation and apology to the NC State fans through a text message.
"I wasn't responsible enough to check with our coaches to make sure that it was something legal and now I'm paying the consequences," Green said in his message.
"I apologize to my teammates, my coaches and to all the Wolfpack fans and hope that all the other players out there learn from my mistakes."
Green will remain on the team, and have one year of eligibility remaining after sitting out 2012. However, the rising junior will remain on the team and be allowed to participate in practice. Green was expected to be a starter in 2012, as he was in 2011 before missing the final five games with a broken foot. He recorded 28 tackles, a sack, and an interception in seven games of action.
N.C. State will open the 2012 ACC regular season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff in Atlanta. The Wolfpack play Friday night (Aug. 31) in the Georgia Dome against Tennessee. This will be the first year the Chick-fil-A Kickoff includes two games, with Clemson taking on Auburn on Saturday.
You can check out the Spring Practice Primer for Duke and Boston College - already underway in spring practice session - and get the rest of the ACC schedule at the Spring Practice Home
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