Jul 24, 2014; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets general manager John Idzik looks on during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Dimitri Patterson Suspended Indefinitely By The New York Jets

Sep 8, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Miami Dolphins cornerback Dimitri Patterson (24) returns an interception as he his hit by Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson (33) during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 8, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Miami Dolphins cornerback Dimitri Patterson (24) returns an interception as he his hit by Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson (33) during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

This afternoon as practice was underway, General Manager John Idzik made an announcement to the media that cornerback Dimitri Patterson was suspended indefinitely for his unexcused absence from the game against the Giants and Sunday’s practice. This caps off a wild weekend for Patterson that was chronicled here.

Prior to his suspension announcement, Patterson tried to downplay the situation. Here is a tweet from ESPN reporter Josina Anderson:

According to an article by Josh Peter of USA Today, Patterson added:

“There’s no need for concern,” Patterson told USA TODAY Sports before practice. “The reports about me going AWOL are totally false. I have my reason for missing those days. I’m not going to go into specifics, but I’ve discussed those reasons with the people I need to discuss them with. But as far as going AWOL, no, that’s totally false.”

Later in the day John Idzik announced Patterson’s suspension. He explained:

AP’s Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAS73) had Idzik’s thoughts about how long the suspension might last:

So Patterson is suspended until further notice and the Jets need to figure out by Saturday if having him on the roster helps the team or hurts them.

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