Tell me if you heard this before… I’m as shocked as everyone at todays news,” Welker said in an e-mail to The Denver Post. “I want to make one thing abundantly clear: I would NEVER knowingly take a substance to gain a competitive advantage in any way. Anyone who has ever played a down with me, lifted a weight with me, even eaten a meal with me, knows that I focus purely on what I put in my body and on the hard work I put in year round to perform at the highest levels year-in and year-out. […]
“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. […]
We have heard Alex Rodriquez say it, we have heardRyan Braun say it, we have heard Lance Armstrong say the same thing …almost all of them word for word …shocked I wouldn’t do anything take anything…only to find out they lied…they even went so far as to bring other people down who exposed them for the liars they are, but in the NFL many of the players are suspended for PED use and very little is said or little is made an issue of like baseball players.
Did Welker take a Molly? We don’t really know for sure we weren’t there, but the NFL which is a 9 billion dollar business, apparently did some checking and thought he did, hence the 4 game suspension, which can’t make Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos all that happy that a important part of their offense will not be available to them for the first 4 games of the season.
”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.” The Broncos have enough depth to off set the suspension but this goes beyond football. It is about the choices people make even when they know the rules and know the risk of being caught of being suspension. If he isn’tguilty of this then the NFL owes Welker a huge apology, but gut feeling says …we have heard the words Welker spoke about not having used drugs …only to find out as fans we have been lied to…yet again. So with almost all these PED situations we have to wait and see what comes out of this.