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NFL suspends Bolden for four games

Posted: 11/9/2012 5:58 PM

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Posted: 11/9/2012 6:40 PM

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The statement from NFL MEDIA

"Brandon Bolden of the New England Patriots has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. 

 

Bolden’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Patriots’ active roster on Monday, December 3 following the team’s December 2 game against the Miami Dolphins."





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Posted: 11/9/2012 7:18 PM

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He's been injured anyway, so odds are this doesn't impact things too much from what was likely to happen. Maybe they'd have had him active an extra week or two. But he'll be rested for the December run.

All that said, there's really no excuse for this when you play for the Pats. They have one of the best conditioning and nutrition coaching staffs in the league.  Just ask if you're allowed to take something before taking it. Duh.
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Posted: 11/9/2012 8:19 PM

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When they get to "that level" (a pro athlete)  it's pretty tough to believe they aren't fully aware of what's ok, - and what isn't. A stupid phone call - will clarify it. - The "I didn't know" is pretty lame.
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Posted: 11/10/2012 7:11 AM

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dokgonzo wrote: He's been injured anyway, so odds are this doesn't impact things too much from what was likely to happen. Maybe they'd have had him active an extra week or two. But he'll be rested for the December run.

All that said, there's really no excuse for this when you play for the Pats. They have one of the best conditioning and nutrition coaching staffs in the league.  Just ask if you're allowed to take something before taking it. Duh.

He did ask, Dok. Thing is he asked Rodney..................biggrin

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Posted: 11/10/2012 2:13 PM

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It wouldn't suprise me if this sort of thing is done on purpose with full knowledge of the risk. If you have an injury that a banned substance could help with the recovery, you take your chances that you wont get tested in the window that you're dirty. If you do get busted then the ban does little more than the injury would from a loss of games perspective. 
I don't know though, losing four paychecks has got to hurt a young player. I guess a fat second contract is what drives them.
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