Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick is getting a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse.
According to sources it was use of a street drug, not a pharmaceutical. Scandrick had appealed the suspension but lost his appeal.
In a statement released through his agent, Ron Slavin, Scandrick insisted he did not knowingly take a banned substance.
“I would like to apologize to my children, my family, the Jones Family, my coaches, my teammates and my fans,” Scandrick said in the statement. “Failing a drug test is far out of my character, and although I never knowingly took a performance-enhancing drug/banned stimulant while on vacation in Mexico, I take full responsibility for what goes in my body and more importantly for the embarrassment of a failed drug test. It’s my goal by issuing this statement to clear my name and more importantly to be judged by what happens to me in the future.
“I hope that my family, my Cowboys football family and all my fans can forgive me for this situation. I look forward to a successful 2014 season.”
“More than 80 missed games, millions of dollars in fines and bonus repayments have been issued because the NFLPA and NFL cannot come to an agreement. The only people who are losing in this standoff are the players and fans.”
I guess you live and you learn….right?