Gregory Suspended for Banned Substance
STATEMENT BY AN NFL SPOKESPERSON:
Steve Gregory of the San Diego Chargers has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. Gregory’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Chargers’ active roster on Monday, November 1 following the team’s October 31 game against the Tennessee Titans.
STATEMENT BY SAFETY STEVE GREGORY:
“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 a tough blow to a Chargers already weak at strong safety. Gregory coming off a solid game against Arizona, which included his first interception of the season will now have to fight his was back in November.
In other news linebacker Jyles Tucker was placed on IR with a torn pectoral muscle.