Patrick Peterson is getting a late start to his 2019 season after he was officially suspended for the first six games for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
The Arizona Cardinals made that announcement on Thursday. It’s not a good look for a guy who had never missed a game in his career and especially bad timing for the Cardinals’ defense in Kliff Kingsbury’s first season as head coach.
“I’m deeply disappointed I am attached to something like this,” Peterson said at his charity golf tournament. “But now I’ll put it behind me.”
So how did Peterson get to this point? Well, the reason became clear following the announcement and it seems to have something to do with him having type 2 diabetes.
“Regardless of intent” seems to be a very key phrase. It appears that Peterson has provided an explanation that he was taking a drug for something unrelated to artificially enhancing his abilities and, because of that, is being busted for it. What that drug is and what it would have been for are unknown as of now, but there is the potential that it could be linked to his issues with Type 2 Diabetes.
That sucks a lot, but could’ve been looked at differently if he hadn’t taken a masking agent to cover up what he had put in his body.
Now, he ‘s expected to lose just over $3 million because of his decision.