Colts’ Robert Mathis Suspended Four Games For PEDs

Source: Gregg Rosenthal /

The Indianapolis Colts defense has taken a big hit with training camp still months away.

The NFL and the Colts announced Friday that outside linebacker Robert Mathis was suspended four games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

Mathis released a statement through NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport in which Mathis said the failed test came from taking fertility drugs. He admitted that he made the mistake of not checking with the NFL or NFLPA about whether the drugs would present a problem for drug testing.

“The union has worked very closely with me to present all of the facts and medical records for consideration of discipline that does not include a suspension because of the unique facts of my case, but the Commissioner refused the request,” Mathis said.

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