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Burfict suspended 4 games

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Takes prescribed meds due to cheap shot taken at him against Steelers. Suspended four games to start the season. No wonder he plays so angry.

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It will be interesting to see if he's vindicated at all with the appeal.

I kind of doubt it.  There's really no way to prove that a positive is due to any specific medication.  It's all just correlation based on dates.  And the NFL hasn't messed around in the past.  You fail the test, you get suspended.  No ifs ands or buts.

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Of course this was inevitable.  We made a trade, we signed Eifert, we signed a LB.  Things were too cozy in Bengaldom.  

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Meh.

Interested in hearing more about what actually happened:

  • Did the team doctor prescribe it?
  • Was the medication checked out by the league beforehand?
  • Is this something he's taken before that he assumed was fine but was recently added to the banned list?
  • Did the medication contain something unlisted that's on the banned list?

That said, this team will be better once Burfict and Marvin Lewis are gone.  Glad we got rid of Pacman, but I'm thinking he'll be back.  We just need to move on from those guys culture/leadership wise...

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Do players have access to the banned substance list?  If your doctor prescribes it either check with the league FIRST, or ask for something else.  Is it really that hard????

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It can be hard if a player uses some supplement or other. They usually have a list of ingredients but those aren't always comprehensive.

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If it turns out that they busted him for taking something prescribed for a concussion there better be a media firestorm.

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11 hours ago, Futbudds said:

If it turns out that they busted him for taking something prescribed for a concussion there better be a media firestorm.

Especially if he was already placed on IR.  No playing benefit whatsoever.  

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