Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson is facing a 10-game suspension due to violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. The latest NFL rumors suggest that Johnson is no longer appealing his suspension but he plans to sue the supplement company that provided him with the tainted substance.
The 26-year-old commented in his possible suspension last week and he plans to appeal it to the NFL. However, he changed his tune in a recent interview with CSN Philly and noted that he will just do “whatever is best for the team.”
“Even if you prove it (was tainted), there’s nothing you can do. Look in everybody’s locker. Everybody’s got ’em. But you just don’t know what’s really in them,” Johnson sad.
NFL rumors in Philadelphia have revealed that the Eagles are already preparing for Johnson’s suspension since he already admitted to taking the tainted amino acids. The results of B sample is expected to be positive which means his ten-game suspension will start in Week 1 of the season.
According to ProFootball Rumors, the reason why Johnson changed his stance in a possible appeal is because he may miss the last games of the season. The Eagles would want him to be suspended earlier in the season rather than down the stretch when they are in the playoff race.
It should be noted that these are just NFL rumors at the moment and the NFL has not released a statement regarding Johnson’s suspension. Nevertheless, this will be his second suspension for violating the league’s PED policy and a third one is going to result in a two-year ban.
Johnson has no other choice but to accept his fate but he is planning to sue the supplement company that provided him with the tainted amino acid. He is also not going to take any supplements, saying that he will only put food and water to his system.
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