Bad news for New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate who just lost the appeal of his four-game suspension.
Not only that, the New York Giants will be without one of their biggest free-agent acquisitions for the first four games of the regular season. Read on for more on Golden Tate…
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CelebNSports247.com has learned that the Giants wide receiver Golden Tate appeal was denied on Tuesday and his four-game ban will be upheld.
This was NOT what the New York Giants or wide receiver Golden Tate wanted to hear, but it has to be handled.
If you recall, Tate has suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drug use.
Golden said in a statement that the positive test was triggered by a fertility drug he had taken, and he was confident the suspension would be overturned because he stopped using the substance immediately upon learning what it contained.
The NFL obviously did not see it the same way he did.
The 5? 10? 31-year-old hunk took to Twitter with this statement:
This past April, during the offseason, my wife and I decided to see a specialist for fertility planning,” Tate wrote on Twitter. “I started the treatment prescribed to me and just days later I discovered it contained an ingredient that is on the league’s banned substance list. I immediately discontinued use.”
Tate spoke out against the NFL’s “no tolerance policy” saying:
This morning I received the unfortunate news that my appeal was denied. I went into this arbitration with the understanding that due to the facts, unlike many other cases, we could be the exception to win.
Unfortunately, the NFL stood by their no-tolerance policy, which I hope one day to help have a part in reforming, so no other player has to go through this situation. I greatly appreciate the support from the Giants since long before an outcome was even determined. Additionally, it has meant so much to hear the Giants fan’s support each day at training camp and I am so proud to be a part of this organization. No one is more upset than myself, but moving forward, all I can do is continue to be a leader, continue to hold myself to the highest character and integrity, and soon make the biggest impact on the field.
Tate is expected to be one of New York’s best receivers this year, and they already lost Corey Coleman to a torn ACL earlier this offseason. Eli Manning could have his work cut out for him in the early part of the year.
As we previously reported the NFL drug testing has increased over the past two years and some players are feeling like targets.