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broncosfan 03-10-2012 12:14 PM

DJ Williams, Ryan McBean, Virgil Green: Suspended
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Two Broncos to receive 6-game suspensions for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Names coming shortly.

@VicLombardi: Ryan McBean and DJ Williams suspended six games each. They will file federal lawsuits against the NFL this Monday.

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The players claim tampering during the process. Again, they will file federal lawsuits against the league. More to come....

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Virgil Green suspended 4 games for violating NFL substance policy. That's now THREE in one day


“I understand from media reports today that the NFL has announced a suspension based on a specimen that the NFL acknowledges did not contain steroids or any illegal substance,” Williams says in a statement forwarded to PFT by his lawyer, Peter Ginsber. “Instead, the NFL contends that I provided a non-human specimen. I have never failed a test of any kind – for steroids or illegal substances – during my eight-year pro career. I am proud of my record and proud of the way in which I conduct myself as a professional athlete and citizen. We proved — conclusively — at the NFL hearing on this matter that the NFL and its specimen collector wholly failed in their duties to safeguard and process my specimen properly. In fact, the specimen collector was fired by the NFL after compromising my specimen as well as others’. The hearing officer, an NFL executive, ignored the NFL’s own Policy, engaged in inappropriate communications with top NFL officials about this matter without my knowledge or approval, corrupted the system, ignored that my specimen had been compromised, and now has subjected me to humiliation as well as suspension. We will be vigorously pursuing my rights in the judicial system. My suspension is unjust; the NFL has undermined and corrupted its own steroid policy.”
More from Virgil Green (he took adhd pills)

Here is the statement that Broncos TE Virgil Green just sent to me regarding his suspension: "I was suspended for four games for taking ADHD medication prior to obtaining an exemption from the League. I have now obtained the proper exemption to take the medication that has been prescribed to me to treat my condition. I apologize to my teammates, coaches and fans for my mistake and will make sure to never let anything like this happen again.”

Took it from a Broncos forum.

zachsaints52 03-10-2012 12:27 PM

Free Virgil!

nobodyinparticular 03-10-2012 12:28 PM

I call this the Ryan Braun defense. Everyone who fails a drug test is going to claim their specimen was "tampered".

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