Posted Thu Jul 12th by Monty
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.
“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.