RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State linebacker D.J. Green says the NCAA has suspended him for the season after he tested positive for using an unnamed banned substance.
Green apologized in a statement. He says he was trying to gain weight during the offseason and took a supplement given to him by someone from his hometown in Macon, Ga.
He says he "wasn't responsible enough to check with our coaches to make sure that it was something legal and now I'm paying the consequences."
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Green had 28 tackles, one sack and one interception in seven games last year with the Wolfpack. He missed the final five games with an unspecified foot injury.