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Broncos' A.J. Bouye Facing PED Suspension

Dec 9, 2020 8:28 AM

Denver Broncos cornerback A.J. Bouye is facing a suspension by the NFL for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy, according to a report.

The case is believed to be linked with the PED suspensions that were handed down to Will Fuller and Bradley Roby of the Houston Texans last week.

Bouye began his career in Houston from 2013-16 and played one season (2016) with Fuller.

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Will Fuller Suspended Six Games For PED Violation

Nov 30, 2020 8:40 PM

Will Fuller V has been suspended six games for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances.

Fuller said the violation was a result of his taking prescribed medication not permitted under the policy.

"Earlier this year, I sought treatment from a medical professional who prescribed medication that he believed to be permitted under the NFL's drug policy," Fuller wrote on Instagram. "As it turns out, my trust in this professional was misplaced because this medication was NOT a permitted substance under the NFL Policy on Performance Enhancing Substances.

"As a result of this mistake, I have been suspended for six games for taking this prohibited medication. I want to sincerely apologize to the Texans organization and all of my fans for this mistake. I am looking forward to putting this all behind me and returning better than ever in 2021."

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Tags: Houston Texans, Fantasy, Suspension

DeAndre Baker Has All Charges Dropped

Nov 16, 2020 1:00 PM

All charges connected to an alleged robbery with a firearm have been dropped against DeAndre Baker.

Baker originally charged with four counts of armed robbery and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm for allegedly taking jewelry and cash at gunpoint during a dice game in Miramar, Florida, in May.

Baker was told to remain away from the New York Giants this spring while his legal issue played out.

A South Florida attorney was arrested on Monday for attempting to extort Baker on behalf of three of the alleged victims.

William Dean, 50, was looking for Baker to pay more than $266,000 to each of his clients, who in turn would do "anything you want, so long as the money is right."


The victims had already recanted their sworn statements last month in affidavits obtained by ESPN.

Baker was a first round pick in 2019 out of Georgia. 

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Tags: New York Giants, Suspension

Melvin Gordon Cited For Driving Under Influence

Oct 14, 2020 5:48 PM

Melvin Gordon was cited on Tuesday for driving under the influence and could face NFL discipline.

"We are aware of the situation involving Melvin Gordon," the Broncos said in a statement Wednesday morning. "Our organization has been in communication with him and is in the process of gathering more details."

Gordon signed a two-year, $16 million deal with the Broncos during the offseason.

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Fantasy, Suspension

Saints Didn't Technically Suspend Michael Thomas For Week 5

Oct 14, 2020 1:16 PM

Michael Thomas was not technically suspended by the New Orleans Saints for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

PFT has obtained a copy of the letter that the Saints sent to Thomas. The subject line of the letter uses the phrase “Fine for Conduct Detrimental to the Club.”

Here’s the key language: “[T]his letter is to notify you that you have been fined in the amount of $58,823.53 . . . for engaging in conduct detrimental to the club.” In other words, Thomas was fined, not suspended.

The Saints may have chosen not to pick a $27.95 million fight with Thomas and the NFL Players Association, since the matter undoubtedly would have gone to a grievance.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Michael Thomas Out For Week 5 Following Altercation With Teammate

Oct 11, 2020 11:30 PM

Michael Thomas will not play in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers following an altercation with a teammate at practice this weekend.

Thomas had been listed as questionable with an ankle injury, but the Saints updated his status Sunday to out, saying the change was not related to injury.

Thomas had an altercation with C.J. Gardner-Johnson.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Fantasy, Suspension

Chiefs' Bashaud Breeland Expected To Receive Four-Game Suspension

Aug 20, 2020 9:19 AM

Bashaud Breeland is expected to be suspended for the first four games of the season for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, according to a source.

Breeland acknowledged the suspension on social media, without elaborating. He apologized "to the entire [Kansas City] Chiefs organization, my coaches, teammates, family and fans."

Kansas City has little experience at cornerback other than Breeland and the other starter, Charvarius Ward.

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Antonio Brown Suspended For First Eight Games Of 2020

Jul 31, 2020 2:40 PM

Antonio Brown has been suspended for the first eight games of the 2020 season.

Teams with interest in Brown have wanted to know how long he'd be suspended for if they signed him.

Brown will be allowed to participate in training camp if he is signed.

The Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens are among the teams interested in signing Brown.

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Tags: Fantasy, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Suspension

NFL Reinstates Cowboys' Aldon Smith Conditionally

May 21, 2020 8:47 AM

Aldon Smith has been granted conditional reinstatement by the NFL from an indefinite suspension for violation of the league's personal conduct and substance abuse policies, according to sources.

The decision allows Smith to take part in meetings with Dallas Cowboys coaches and teammates in the virtual offseason program.

The 30-year-old defensive end has not played in an NFL game since he was suspended as a member of the Oakland Raiders in 2015 because of legal and substance abuse issues.

Now that he has been reinstated, Smith will receive $90,000 from the Cowboys as part of the one-year deal he signed in April that could be worth up to $4 million.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Telvin Smith Charged With Unlawful Sexual Activity With Minor

Apr 29, 2020 10:10 PM

Telvin Smith was arrested on Wednesday and charged with one count of unlawful sexual activity with certain minors.

A law enforcement source told ESPN that Smith is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old girl multiple times, both at his home and in his vehicle, in August and September. The girl told a friend and a family member what happened after the first encounter with Smith.

Smith has more solo tackles (441) than any other player since he entered the NFL, and his 581 total tackles ranks fourth in that span.

"The Jaguars are aware of the report involving former linebacker Telvin Smith," the team said in a statement. "The club is unable to comment further on this ongoing investigation."

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Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Suspension

Myles Garrett Reinstated By NFL

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Antonio Brown: I Owe The Whole NFL An Apology

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Josh Gordon Suspended Indefinitely By NFL

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Antonio Brown Posts Lengthy Apology On Instagram

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Josh Shaw Suspended Indefinitely For Gambling On NFL

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Myles Garrett Not Expected To Be Suspended For Start Of 2020 Season

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Patriots Not Interested In Re-Signing Antonio Brown

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Antonio Brown Apologizes To Patriots, Robert Kraft

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Mark Walton Charged With Battery Of Pregnant Woman, Released By Miami

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Antonio Brown Meets With NFL For Eight Hours

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Myles Garrett Suspended Indefinitely By NFL

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Antonio Brown Will Meet With NFL Next Week

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Mark Walton Suspended Four Games For Offseason Arrests

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Trent Brown Accused Of Multiple Acts Of Domestic Violence


Saints' P.J. Williams Suspended For Two Games

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Michael Bennett Suspended One Game By Patriots

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Derek Carr: Vontaze Burfict's Ban Isn't Fair


Vontaze Burfict Suspended For Remainder Of 2019

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Antonio Brown To File Up To Nine Grievances, Appeals

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Antonio Brown Calls Out Robert Kraft, Ben Roethlisberger