Colts’ Weslye Saunders suspended 8 games
Indianapolis Colts tight end Weslye Saunders has violated the league’s performance-enhancing substances policy and will be suspended for the first eight games of the season without pay.
The Associated Press reports that it is unknown what the substance that showed up in Saunders test was. This is his second violation which prompted the eight-game suspension, he was suspended for four games back in 2012. He is allowed to participate in training camp and play in preseason games with the Colts, and will become active again on November 4, according to CBS Sports.
If Saunders commits a third violation he will be suspended for twelve months.
The Colts players have had a series of troubles during this off-season (so have most NFL players it seems). Wide receiver LaVon Brazill received a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Joe Lefeged, the Colts’ backup safety, was arrested in Washington earlier this month but has not been disciplined by the league.
This off-season has been a tumultuous one for the NFL. A record number of players have been arrested for various infractions. Above all of this has been the trial of Aaron Hernandez on a murder charge.