Published: Sat, May 18, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson suspended for violating NFL's drug policy

Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson suspended for violating NFL's drug policy

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson discusses being suspended for the first 6 games of the 2019 National Football League season for violating the NFL's PED policy.

ESPN's Dan Graziano notes that most suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs carry a four-game ban but Peterson will miss six games. Last month, he deleted all mentions of the Cardinals on his social media pages in another reported rift with team management. The report from La Canfora came on the heels of a report he made weeks before when he wrote that Cardinals would be open to the possibility of discussing a potential trade for Peterson.

Peterson has already appealed and chose to drop it, and he will lose $3,882,352 in wages, Schefter added. Peterson believed he could save at least $2 million with a reworked contract, according to Gambadoro. He will be eligible to return October 14, before Arizona's game against the New York Giants. If they aren't winning road games, a game against the Cardinals at home is a chance to get back on track before again hitting the road to play Baltimore.

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Peterson can participate in all offseason workouts and preseason games.

The news of Peterson's suspension comes on the same day that the 4th Annual Patrick Peterson Celebrity Golf Tournament is set to begin in the Valley.

He has never missed a game, including 128 regular season outings and three playoff games. But it's definitely a bad look in hindsight for Peterson, an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, to talk about disrespecting the game, only to then get suspended for PEDs. Arizona signed veteran Robert Alford as a free agent this offseason and used a second-round draft pick this year on Washington cornerback Byron Murphy.

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