Brown released a statement Tuesday saying:
"First off, I want to personally apologize to Mr. McNair, Coach Kubiak and the rest of the coaching staff, my teammates, family and to all the great and loyal Texans fans. I take full responsibility for putting myself in this situation. I unknowingly took a supplement tainted with a banned substance and now have to deal with the consequences. After reviewing the appeal process and speaking with legal counsel, I have decided not to appeal my suspension. I understand the rules and accept my punishment. I vow to learn from this mistake and be a better player and teammate because of it."
Texans GM Rick Smith said he was disappointed in the suspension."This is a significant blow to our team. Our players have to understand that they are responsible for what goes into their bodies and that they take risks anytime they use a supplement not approved by the NFL," Smith said. Brown is the second Texans player to violate the NFL policy. Linebacker Brian Cushing is already halfway through serving a four-game suspension for testing positive during the 2009 season. Cushing is eligible to return on Monday, October 4, after the Texans play in Oakland. The Texans, off to an exciting 2-0 start this season, host their in-state rival, the Dallas Cowboys, on Sunday at Reliant Stadium.