Reports: Welker, Scandrick can play Sunday if NFL drug policy approved
If the NFL's new drug policy is approved, players suspended during the 2014 league year, including Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker and Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick, could play Sunday, according to multiple reports.
According to NFL.com's Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport, the policy would not necessarily apply to players suspended before the 2014 league year that began in March. That group of players includes Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon, as Gordon failed his drug test in 2013 and was subsequently suspended for the entire 2014-15 season.
Every 2014 league year suspension will be reviewed, if deal is approved. Josh Gordon failed his drug test in 2013, so wait and see on him. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 10, 2014
The new policy would raise the levels of THC (found in marijuana) in a player's system that signals a positive test. The new policy also allows for the league to start blood testing for human growth hormone (HGH) for the first time.
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