Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Las Vegas Raiders’ Gerald McCoy receives 6-game suspension for PED violation

29 September (WNN) — Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Gerald McCoy was suspended without pay for six games after violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, the league announced Wednesday.

McCoy, who suffered a knee injury in the Raiders’ Week 1 game against the Baltimore Ravens, said in a statement on social media that he was prescribed a banned substance “scar tissue from a previous injury and helping with shoulder strength.” to do. ”

The NFL stated that McCoy would serve an immediate suspension while on the Raiders’ reserve/injured list.

“I love the game of football and have nothing but respect for the players, the fans and this league,” McCoy said in a statement posted on Twitter. “I have given my all for the sport and have worked honestly throughout my career to compete, train and rehabilitate at a high level.

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“It is with great dismay that I recently learned that I have tested positive for a banned substance. … In no way will I knowingly take anything to help performance or gain a competitive advantage. It was an honest mistake, but it’s something I did. I take full responsibility for it. I apologize to my family, the NFL, my teammates and fans, and humbly apologize to you.”

McCoy, a six-time Pro Bowl selector, ended his season early due to injury for the second year in a row. The 33-year-old defensive tackle sustained a torn right quadriceps in training camp as a member of the Dallas Cowboys in 2020, before joining the Raiders on a one-year contract earlier this off-season.


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