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Welker Suspended

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Posted: 9/2/2014 6:55 PM

Welker Suspended 


AdamSchefter
Filed to ESPN: Broncos WR Wes Welker has been suspended four games for use of amphetamines, per sources.
9/2/14, 3:53 PM
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Posted: 9/2/2014 6:57 PM

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Beat me to it, oh those Broncos!!
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Posted: 9/2/2014 7:02 PM

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AlbertBreer
The Broncos were considering holding Welker out anyway. But Welker appealed this b/c his reputation is important. And he lost that one.
9/2/14, 3:59 PM

So he already appealed and lost.

If I had 3 concussions in under a year I'd probably shy away from anything that'd kill even more brain cells.
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Posted: 9/2/2014 7:02 PM

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That's one way of not getting hit anymore.
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Posted: 9/2/2014 7:12 PM

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jeffphowe
Oh man RT @ProFootballTalk: Source: Welker took Molly at the Kentucky Derby. It had been cut with amphetamines.
9/2/14, 4:10 PM
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Posted: 9/2/2014 7:14 PM

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NotBillWalton
Wes Welker suspended 4 games for using a controlled substance. I didnt know you could be suspended for being addicted to Butterfingers.
9/2/14, 4:12 PM
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Posted: 9/2/2014 7:26 PM

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@NEPD_Loyko: Molly is pure MDMA.. so he was probably taking ecstacy
which is notoriously cut with multiple other substances.
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Posted: 9/2/2014 7:27 PM

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Great guy - and "career end" in sight??? - For his own health I hope so ...
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Posted: 9/2/2014 7:27 PM

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His head should be cleared of the concussion any way.

 

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Posted: 9/2/2014 7:41 PM

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It would be funny if In his next interview Rex
kept saying Molly to get back at him for the foot
thing
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Posted: 9/2/2014 7:44 PM

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jeffphowe
Welker will miss games against the Colts, Chiefs, Seahawks and Cardinals. He'll return to put his best foot forward against the Jets.
9/2/14, 4:23 PM
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Posted: 9/2/2014 8:06 PM

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I feel bad for a guy... He plays so hard and tries to maximize every inch and moment he can be on the field.
All the best to him.. I hope close ones can help him live a long healthy life. This chapter of his life will seem like a small contributing factor to a very happy life if he gets out thinking as clearly as possible.
They can only make those helmets so big and they don't protect the brain from moving and bruising under whip lash and impact within his skull.
Wake up Wes!
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Posted: 9/2/2014 8:10 PM

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Leaving the Pats is looking like the worst decision he ever made.
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Posted: 9/2/2014 8:14 PM

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PatManpower wrote: I feel bad for a guy... He plays so hard and tries to maximize every inch and moment he can be on the field.
All the best to him.. I hope close ones can help him live a long healthy life. This chapter of his life will seem like a small contributing factor to a very happy life if he gets out thinking as clearly as possible.
They can only make those helmets so big and they don't protect the brain from moving and bruising under whip lash and impact within his skull.
Wake up Wes!
Maybe he can borrow this guys helmet.....


The time has come..... Here's to the 2014 Season.
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Posted: 9/2/2014 8:22 PM

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Ah the Jurrah size bucket.  Funny that's about Goober's helmet size too.

 

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Posted: 9/2/2014 8:27 PM

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dokgonzo wrote:
jeffphowe
Welker will miss games against the Colts, Chiefs, Seahawks and Cardinals. He'll return to put his best foot forward against the Jets.
9/2/14, 4:23 PM
Pretty stiff competition, looking very 2-2ish .  The one game they don't need him is the Jets.

The Broncos will be looking up at the Pats on Nov 2nd.

 

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Posted: 9/2/2014 8:50 PM

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Two months from today and u'll be there Gino...
So Sweet!

Last edited 9/2/2014 9:10 PM by PatManpower

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Posted: 9/2/2014 9:38 PM

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I think I read something about a new slot WR they had in DEN (just a random tweet I saw whip past the stream) who could benefit from taking Welker's place for a month. That could make things kind of interesting too. If they find a diamond in the rough who isn't sidelines with concussions half the season, they may do something about it.
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Posted: 9/2/2014 10:52 PM

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How are the bonuses and guarentees set up in Welkers contract? Is he a cuttable/tradeable assest?
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Posted: 9/2/2014 11:36 PM

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Last year of his deal. Not sure when the cut off on the roster bonus is, but I assume it's already passed.

The 4 game suspension will cost him $1.8M. Moron.

http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/denver-broncos/wes-welker/
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Posted: 9/3/2014 5:44 AM

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Just another case of BB knowing when to let a player go
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Posted: 9/3/2014 6:32 AM

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He's getting near the end anyway. It wouldn't surprise me that he plays very little this year and hangs it up.
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Posted: 9/3/2014 4:51 PM

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Welker: I Wonder If Someone Put Something In My Drink At Kentucky Derby

September 3, 2014 7:37 AM
Wide receiver Wes Welker #83 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after their 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, N.J. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Wide receiver Wes Welker #83 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after their 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, N.J. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS Connecticut/AP) — The Denver Broncos will be without Wes Welker for the first four games of the season after the NFL said the receiver violated the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
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Normally, the league announces such violations on Monday. News of Welker’s ban didn’t come down until late Tuesday, after the league offices had closed and the Broncos had already finished drawing up blueprints for their opener against Indianapolis, undoubtedly with Welker playing a prominent role.

ESPN first reported Welker’s suspension, saying the violation had to do with amphetamines.
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Welker told the Denver Post in an email that he was “as shocked as everyone at today’s news.” He noted he’s meticulous about what he puts in his body and would “never knowingly take a substance to gain a competitive advantage in any way.”
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“I have never been concerned with the leagues performance enhancing or drug abuse policies because under no scenario would they ever apply to me, but I now know, that (drug-policy procedures) are clearly flawed, and I will do everything in my power to ensure they are corrected, so other individuals and teams aren’t negatively affected so rashly like this,” Welker told the Denver Post.
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Pro Football Talk reported that Welker took MDMA that was cut with amphetamines at the Kentucky Derby. An infuriated Welker told the Denver Post he has never taken Molly, or any other illegal drugs, in his life.
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“I wouldn’t have any idea where to get a Molly or what a Molly is. That’s a joke. I don’t do marijuana, I don’t do drugs. I don’t do any drugs,” Welker said, adding that he wonders if someone actually did put something in his drink at the Derby.
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The 11th-year pro who’s been the NFL’s top slot receiver over the last decade added that he never concerned himself with the league’s drug rules but now realizes those policies “are clearly flawed.”

While it takes multiple violations of the league’s substance-abuse policies to trigger a suspension, a four-game ban is issued for a single violation of the NFL’s ban on performance-enhancing substances.

Welker’s suspension will cost him roughly $706,000 in base salary.
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“Tonight’s news regarding Wes is very disappointing, but we understand the league’s authority in this area,” coach John Fox said in a statement. - “While it’s unfortunate to not have him to start the year, I have full confidence in our wide receivers and expect that group to continue playing at a high level.”
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Welker played a key role in the two greatest statistical offenses in NFL history: the 2007 New England Patriots and last year’s Broncos.
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He caught 73 passes for 778 yards and a career-high 10 TDs despite missing the last 3 1/2 games of last season. He returned for the playoffs and had 18 catches for 160 yards and a TD.
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Without Welker, Peyton Manning will have to lean more on speedy wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who’s played in the slot before, or tight end Jacob Tamme, who filled the role at times last year when Welker was out.
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Tight end Julius Thomas is also better working the middle of the field. And if Sanders moves inside, that opens up playing time for rookie Cody Latimer or Bubba Caldwell opposite flanker Demaryius Thomas.

“I have no doubt that Wes will remain focused on his preparations for the season and stay in excellent shape during his time away from the team,” Fox said.
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Even before Welker’s ban was issued, the Broncos were facing a daunting first month to open the season. Kicker Matt Prater has been suspended for the first four games for an alcohol-related violation of league rules and leading tackler Danny Trevathan is out for the first three games with a broken left leg.
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Welker will miss games against Indianapolis, Kansas City, Seattle and Arizona. All four teams won 10 or more games last season.

The Seahawks and Colts both feature physical defensive backs that roughed up the Broncos’ receivers at the line of scrimmage in wins over Denver last season.
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Adept at getting open in 1-on-1 coverage and finding the holes in zones, Welker hit it off immediately with Manning last year after spending six seasons in New England with Tom Brady.
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Welker was excused from practices for two days last month, apparently to meet with league officials about his pending suspension. - He then played in a preseason game against Houston on Aug. 23, when he sustained his third concussion since Nov. 17.
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Welker returned to practice Monday but declined comment afterward, saying he had to rush to a team function.
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His latest head injury came when he tried to duck following a catch over the middle and absorbed a helmet hit by D.J. Swearinger.

Swearinger’s hit knocked Welker from the game and drew a 15-yard penalty and the wrath of Manning. The quarterback raced up to say some choice words to the swaggering safety, drawing his first taunting penalty of his career. He was later fined $8,268.
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“Obviously, I’m concerned about Wes,” Manning said after the game. “I didn’t like seeing him come out of the game with a blow to the head. He had one of those last year that kept him out for a while.”

Welker will now be out of action until Oct. 12, when the Broncos visit the Jets.
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Credit: Drudge Report

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Posted: 9/3/2014 6:02 PM

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If what WW says is true ... and there would be plenty of people from the Pats who spent years with him and would know what his habits were ... then Greedell has once again screwed up.
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Posted: 9/7/2014 9:28 AM

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Wes Welker's positive test was for Adderall, not Molly

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Posted: 9/7/2014 11:20 AM

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He won't be back early no matter what.

 

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Posted: 9/7/2014 11:22 AM

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GinoC wrote: He won't be back early no matter what.
So what now  Wes? Did someone at the KY derby spike your drink with adderall?
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