Well looks like he’ll have plenty of free time to Tweet now...
Broncos WR Wes Welker Suspended For MDMA Use, Will Miss Four Games
He’s been sidelined for the next month as punishment for poppin’ mollies at the Kentucky Derby.
According to NY Daily News reports:
Peyton Manning will be without one of his weapons for a month after the NFL suspended wide receiver Wes Welker for the first four games of the season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
Welker reportedly tested positive for a banned amphetamine this summer before learning Tuesday that he lost his appeal that was heard two weeks ago. He is eligible to return to the Broncos in time for their matchup against the Jets at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 12.
Welker, one of the biggest names caught violating the drug policy, took MDMA, a banned substance, while attending the Kentucky Derby in May, according to Pro Football Talk. Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick also was recently suspended for taking MDMA.
Welker had just returned to practice this week after suffering a concussion in Denver’s third preseason game against the Texans on Aug. 23. There was plenty of debate over whether the 33-year-old five-time Pro Bowler, who has suffered three concussions in the past 10 months, should retire. A Denver Post online poll revealed that 63% of voters thought it would be best for Welker to hang it up.
He had not been medically cleared for contact, per the league’s concussion protocol.
Welker had 73 receptions for 778 yards and a career-high 10 touchdowns during the Broncos’ record-setting 2013 Super Bowl season after thriving with the Patriots for six seasons.
Welker, who is scheduled to be a free agent after the season, will miss games against the Colts, Chiefs, Seahawks and Cardinals.
LOL Roger Goodell ain’t scared to give these wildin’ ballers a Ho Sit Down. It’s just unfortunate that they don’t seem to be as concerned for the ballers who get in trouble for roughing up women as they are about off-season recreational drug use.
Here’s a photo of Welker acting up upon arrival at the Derby this May. SMH.