Monday, October 4, 2010

Steve Gregory S San Diego Chargers

San Diego Chargers safety Steve Gregory has worked his way into a starting position since being undrafted out of Syracuse in 2006, he started 9 games the last 2 years, and has started 4 games out of 4 this season being second on the team in tackles, and having an interception against the Arizona Cardinals this week on a horribly overthrown ball from Derek Anderson intended for Larry Fitzgerald. Now the next 4 games he won't be allowed to start because of a suspension from Roger Goodell because of violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He tested positive in May and was allowed to play through the appeals process and released this statement through the team:

"I was completely shocked to find out about this positive test from May during the off-season. I have never knowingly used any form of performance enhancing substance, however as an athlete I know that I am responsible for everything that goes into my body. I appealed these test results, and through this process I was disappointed to learn today that I am going to be suspended for the next four games. It is tremendously upsetting to me, but I fully respect and support the NFL's policies. I will take this as a learning experience and come back stronger and as committed as ever. I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the organization, fans, and my family and friends. I look forward to moving past this and helping my team win a championship this year."

This is the second time in 2 weeks that a Syracuse alum that plays safety has been suspended by the NFL for testing positive for a banned substance.

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