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Published on 07/12/2012 at Thu Jul 12 10:30.
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Wesley Woodyard and D.J. Willams (BroncoTalk/Kyle Montgomery)

Three strikes, you’re out. That’s how America’s other favorite sport plays ball, and that’s how Roger Goodell and company operate. At least when it comes to drug testing.

In a detailed, damning report, the Denver Post‘s John Ingold outlines the incidents that led to Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams‘ six-game suspension, stating that Williams failed two separate urine tests for supplying “non-human” (possibly synthetic) urine. In a third incident, Williams was seen suspiciously kicking a sample bottle aside while the test administrator was locked outside of the room.

Today, CBS4′s Vic Lombardi even cites a “very good source” that Williams was using a Whizzinator.

“The evidence is clear,” hearing officer Harold Henderson wrote in the February letter, “that Williams was involved in three separate incidents of attempted substitution of a specimen.”

Williams has one last shot at an appeal, then the six-game suspension takes effect. It’s a shame D.J. Williams made these choices; he’s flushing a promising NFL career down the toilet.

Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams flunked second doping test, court documents say [Denver Post]

  • TheTroglodyte

    Trade him or cut him, it’s past the “getting old” stage.

  • herc_rock

    Greek may find himself in a “gotsta go” situation as well.

  • Jim_Jebow

    Where did you here that the Greek was involved?

  • MrEast

    Cut him. It’s long over due.

  • herc_rock

    From the D-Post:

    “…Then, during a test in November, one specimen collector said he saw Williams appear to drop a bottle during the test. As detailed in the February letter, Williams then appeared to kick the bottle toward his locker. Because the collectors were not allowed to enter the locker room, one went to ask a trainer to retrieve the bottle, according to the letter.

    Williams and head trainer Steve Antonopulos later returned with a brown bottle. Antonopulos said he saw Williams take the bottle from his locker and give it to the collectors. One collector — who was new to the job — said the bottle he saw fall from Williams’ waist area was opaque and clear-colored…”

    This is pretty poorly written, so it’s not clear to me if Greek ratted DJ out to the collector or if he actively tried to participate in DJ’s idiocy. If it’s the latter, he could be in some trouble.

  • http://broncotalk.net Monty

    I was going to mention this but decided not to because I interpreted it differently the second read-through. Sounds like the test collector was locked outside the door, and Greek was in there, so the collector insisted Greek pick up the bottle and bring it to him. That might have been it.

  • http://thingsatrexdoes.tumblr.com Mike Birtwistle

    The DUI.
    The non-human urine

    Sadly its all just too much

  • http://Twitter.com/Jon_BT Jon

    Unfortunately, I thought the same thing. I’ll always remember when he went over to Shanny and was like “TD’s gonna be out for about 15-20 minutes.”

  • bjones20

    Shanny isn’t coach anymore. This kind of stuff shouldn’t be tolerated under this regime. Not only is Williams a cheater and a liar; he’s obviously incredibly stupid, too. Amazing that he gets only a 6-game suspension. He should get a lifetime ban from Goodell.

  • Doom92

    The level of idiocy here is incredible. How could anyone, in their right mind, think for a second that there is even a remote possibility that this would fly? Which clearly indicates that he is NOT in his right mind. The guy needs help and fast. I don’t know about a life time ban but for sure needs to have a stipulation with the suspension that he undergo a treatment scenario, at a minimum!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.koch.5 Jeffrey Koch

    Can any one say WESLEY WOODYARD

  • herc_rock

    OMG, he’s worse than Hitler!

  • herc_rock

    Even that sounds a little fishy to me. Did Greek give the tester the wrong bottle on purpose?

  • TheTroglodyte

    LOL! It’s sad but true

  • http://www.addvalue.com.au/ Bran Deditems

    The n.f.l. needs to be tougher on this issue. If you fail “one” test you should be banned for one full year. If you fail 2 tests you should be banned for two full years. If you fail three tests at any point in your career you should be banned for life!

  • TheTroglodyte

    The problem is EVERYONE in the nfl is on steriods and they know it. They aren’t trying to eliminate roids from the game, they are just trying to keep people from doing extraordinarily high quantities of the stuff which is what you have to do (or be a total dumbass about it) to get caught.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.major.754 John Major

    D.J. is a jackass…and Wesley Woodyard proved he’s a much better player than D.J. ever was with his performance against the Steelers. Cut him, he’s over the hill anyway. Go Wesley!!!