OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dallas cornerback Orlando Scandrick blamed his positive drug test that led to a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs on a recreational drug he took in Mexico that he didn't know contained an amphetamine.

Scandrick took the blame for the error Tuesday and apologized to his family, teammates and organization for the mistake that will force him to miss the first month of the season.

"It was just a bad decision," he said. "I should have never done it. I didn't do it with the intent of knowing it would test positive. I know we get random tests but I don't take anything to enhance my performance. I wasn't taking anything to enhance my performance."

Scandrick tested positive in April but appealed the penalty. The suspension was upheld Monday and the league officially announced the suspension on Tuesday.

Scandrick apologized to his teammates Monday night and said he appreciated the support he got from them.

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