Report: NFL reinstates players suspended for drug offenses
The NFL has informed multiple suspended players that they have satisfied the terms of their suspensions and will be reinstated, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. The move from the league could indicate the implementation of the league's new drug policy.
The agreement on new drug policy should mean immediate reinstatement for Wes Welker and Orlando Scandrick. Practice tomorrow, play Sunday— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) September 17, 2014
Under the new framework, players have agreed to blood testing for human growth hormone, but the threshold for a positive marijuana test will increase to 35 nanograms per milliliter from 15.
Suspended Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will have his season-long penalty reduced to 10 games, the NFL Network's Albert Breer tweeted.
The apparent institution of a reformed drug policy comes as the NFL battles high-profile spousal abuse and child abuse cases involving former Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice and Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson respectively.
Commissioner Roger Goodell recently outlined a new league policy on domestic abuse that includes a lifetime ban for second offenses.
- Will Green