After Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins suspended the first six games of the 2022 season for a PED violation, he released a statement.
On Monday, May 2, it was announced that Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins had been suspended for six games for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Hours later, the wideout responded.
Hopkins released a statement via his official Twitter account, saying he was “confused and shocked” that a test in November containing trace elements of a banned substance had come back. You can see Hopkins’ full statement below:
DeAndre Hopkins reacts to 6-game PED suspension
Prior to Hopkins’ statement, his brand manager Doug Sanders wrote to ESPN-NFL insider Adam Schefter that they were shocked because the receiver is “extremely studious about what he puts in his body.” Sanders mentions that they would test the products he uses and would release information as soon as they had it.
You can read Sanders’ text by clicking on Schefter’s tweet below:
Hopkins withdrew his appeal against the suspension.
The wide receiver missed seven games last season with hamstring and knee injuries. He last took the field during the team’s Week 14 game against the Los Angeles Rams.
In his two seasons with the Cardinals, Hopkins hit 157 of 224 goals for 1,979 yards and 14 touchdowns.
The Cardinals will be without Hopkins for the first six games of the season. But the team acquired Marquise “Hollywood” Brown during the first round of the NFL Draft in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens, who will likely see plenty of goals in Hopkins’ absence.
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