With no agreement on NFL drug policy, suspensions stand

Saturday September 13th, 2014

No agreement was reached between the NFL and the players union for a revised drug policy by 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, meaning suspensions for substance-abuse violations, including Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker's and Cowboys defensive back Orlando Scandrick's, will stand for Sunday's games.

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The revised policy would increase the threshold for a positive marijuana test and first-time substance-abuse offenders like Welker and Scandrick would not be suspended. Welker and Scandrick are currently suspended four games for amphetamine use.

Also under the new policy, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon would have his season-long suspension reduced to 10 games.

In exchange for the relaxed drug policies, the NFLPA would agree to test for human growth hormone, which would be a first in the NFL.

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- Chris Mascaro

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