new-york-jets-steroidsAnother New York Jets player is suspended for violating NFL’s policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.

Erik Ainge, Jets rookie quarterback, is suspended for four games for testing positive for an unnamed prohibited compound. He will serve the suspension without pay.

“We respect the league’s decision and look forward to Erik’s return,” a Jets spokesman said.

Ainge is eligible to return to the team’s roster Dec. 15. His four-game absence, however, is not expected to cause that much impact on the team’s output since he’s on injured reserve Oct.29 for a foot injury.

The 22-year-old Ainge was drafted by the Jets in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Ainge comes from a family of athletes. His father, Doug Ainge, played basketball in college. Danny Ainge, former NBA and MLB, player is his uncle. His grandfather, Don Ainge, was drafted by the MLB’s Boston Red Sox, but did not take the offer.

Ainge’s teammate Jesse Chatman was suspended a week before the start of the season. He has rejoined the team Oct. 6.

The Jets’ running back was among several players who reportedly tested positive for the banned diuretic bumetanide, considered a masking agent for anabolic steroids.