Golden Tate Gives Interesting Reason for PED Suspension in Official Statement

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 25:  Wide receiver Golden Tate #19 of the Philadelphia Eagles smiles after their 25-22 win over the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on November 25, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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It was reported on Saturday that New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate would be suspended four games for violating the NFL's performance enhancing substance policy.

Tate was quick to announce that he'd appeal the suspension and believes he has legitimate shot at winning his case and getting the four games repealed.

Tate also released a statement on Twitter that explained his view of the reasoning behind the PED suspension.

In detail, the 30-year-old wideout explained that back in April during the offseason, he took a prescription from a fertility doctor. He later found out that the drug had an ingredient that was on the banned substance list, so he immediately stopped using it and contacted the NFL and the Giants.

That didn't end up mattering, as he was still popped by the league.

We've seen players make this case before and it didn't reduce or eliminate a suspension. Maybe it'll be different this time around, but I wouldn't hold my breath with the NFL.