The NFL has announced that New York Jets receiver Quincy Enunwa has been suspended four games after violating the league's Personal Conduct Policy. Enunwa's suspension begins immediately, and he will not be permitted to return to the team until Nov. 13.
"Quincy Enunwa of the New York Jets has been suspended without pay for the team's next four games for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy," an NFL spokesperson said via press release. "Enunwa's suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Jets' active roster on Friday, Nov. 13 following the team's Nov. 12 game against the Buffalo Bills."
Following the announcement of Enunwa's suspension, the Jets released the following statement:
"We support and respect the NFL's decision to suspend Quincy Enunwa," the Jets said via email. "The New York Jets share the NFL's ongoing commitment to raising awareness of the frequency and impact of domestic and relationship violence, supporting survivors and encouraging others to speak out and seek help."
Enunwa, 23, has found a bit of a home for himself this season with the Jets after being selected by the team in the sixth round of last year's draft. Too big to be a true receiver, but too small to be a true tight end, Enunwa has been the Jets 'H-Back' with Jace Amaro on the season-ending injured reserve. In five games this year, Enunwa has caught eight passes for 94 yards, highlighted by a season- and career-high five receptions for 50 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3.
Working in-and-out of the lineup, Enunwa saw extensive playing time this past Sunday against the Washington Redskins, playing 49 of 67 offensive snaps. He finished the game with two receptions on three targets for 17 yards.
According to multiple reports, the alleged incident that led to Enunwa's suspension was an arrest for simple assault last year. While Enunwa was charged, those charges were dismissed on Oct. 15.
With Enunwa suspended, he will be placed on the team's suspension list, thus freeing up a roster spot. Jets running back Stevan Ridley, who is presently on the PUP list and has yet to practice at all with the team since signing as a free agent in April, can be activated off said list this week. Speaking at his post-practice press conference Wednesday, Jets head coach Todd Bowles said he expects Ridley to practice on Wednesday, and could play Sunday against the New England Patriots.
The Jets still have receivers Eric Decker, Brandon Marshall, Jeremy Kerley and Devin Smith on the active 53-man roster. Chris Owusu is an active receiver as well, but is still recovering from knee surgery. Former Patriots wideout Kenbrell Thompkins is on the Jets practice squad.