Got all that? It pretty much sums up the last 24 hours for Welker, who was suspended four games by the NFL on Tuesday for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy.
Pro Football Talk is reporting that Welker tested positive after using MDMA, also known as Molly, at the Kentucky Derby back in May. The five-time Pro Bowler suggested to the Denver Post that someone might have somehow put it in his drink at the horse race.
“I wouldn’t have any idea where to get a Molly or what a Molly is,” Welker said. “That’s a joke. I don’t do marijuana, I don’t do drugs. I don’t do any drugs.”
Welker was officially suspended for using amphetamines and has already lost an appeal of the punishment, according to multiple media reports. He addressed the situation Tuesday in a lengthy email to the Denver Post.
“I’m as shocked as everyone at todays news,” Welker wrote. “I want to make one thing abundantly clear: I would NEVER knowingly take a substance to gain a competitive advantage in any way. Anyone who has ever played a down with me, lifted a weight with me, even eaten a meal with me, knows that I focus purely on what I put in my body and on the hard work I put in year round to perform at the highest levels year-in and year-out.”
He added: “I have never been concerned with the leagues performance enhancing or drug abuse policies because under no scenario would they ever apply to me, but I now know, that [drug-policy procedures] are clearly flawed, and I will do everything in my power to ensure they are corrected, so other individuals and teams aren’t negatively affected so rashly like this.”
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