ESPN announced yesterday that the NFL has suspended Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick (7 year veteran) for 4 games due to drug use. Apparently, he took a trip to Mexico in April with his Ex-girlfriend and BBWLA Star Draya Michele and was slipped a “Molly” without his knowledge….so he says. He was caught off guard and asked to take a routine drug test (something he knows is a possibility for his career) and was found to be positive for drugs. Now, if someone slipped him a Molly…who could have done it…other than his girlfriend Draya? In light of their recent break-up people are saying it was out of revenge. However, this incident occurred in April when they were very much in love. If you would like to know our opinion, we think that he went to have FUN in Mexico with his boo and things got a lil’ wild. However, you should read his response below:
“I would like to apologize to my children, my family, the Jones Family, my coaches, my teammates and my fans,” Scandrick said in the statement. “Failing a drug test is far out of my character, and although I never knowingly took a performance-enhancing drug/banned stimulant while on vacation in Mexico, I take full responsibility for what goes in my body and more importantly for the embarrassment of a failed drug test. It’s my goal by issuing this statement to clear my name and more importantly to be judged by what happens to me in the future.
“I hope that my family, my Cowboys football family and all my fans can forgive me for this situation. I look forward to a successful 2014 season.”
While Orlando is seemingly blaming Draya, Slavin blames the NFL for the outcome:
Slavin blamed the suspension on the NFL and NFL Players Association’s failure to come to an agreement on human growth hormone testing, which has been a point of contention since a new collective bargaining agreement was passed in 2011.
“I do not excuse Orlando having tested positive for a banned stimulant,” Slavin said in a statement. “The current rules are what they are, and a player is responsible for what is in his body. However, I would like it known that it is my understanding that if the current proposed agreement related to HGH testing would have already been instituted, a very significant percentage of the players receiving ‘PED’ suspensions since the new CBA took effect would not have been suspended. Instead, these players, under the proposed new policy, would have been subjected to the Substance Abuse Policy and Program.
“More than 80 missed games, millions of dollars in fines and bonus repayments have been issued because the NFLPA and NFL cannot come to an agreement. The only people who are losing in this standoff are the players and fans.”
Wow this really sucks for Orlando Scandrick! He had a great run last season and in 2011 he signed a $30 Mil contract. He stands to lose millions because of this!