The NFL announced yesterday that they had upheld a suspension against Denver Broncos’ slot receiver Wes Welker for violating the league’s performance enhancing substances policy. Rumor is that he unknowingly ingested amphetamines while taking molly (MDMA) at the Kentucky Derby. Welker will have to sit out the first four games of this season, after his handlers appealed the decision, and the case went to review.
My first thought when seeing this, was that Welker probably failed the test for Adderal, or some sort of stimulant, but molly is routinely cut with really cheap crap, a practice that has taken place for ages. “Pure” MDMA is never really pure, even for the rich, so this could be a possibility.
Many are speculating that Welker took the molly at the Kentucky Derby, where he was seen acting erratically and handing out 100 dollar bills to strangers.
The now popular “Molly Defense” is something that has popped up before in the league this year, when Dallas Cowboys’ Orlando Scandrick claimed he was given molly in Mexico. Scandrick, too, failed the performance enhancing drug policy, and the cornerback was suspended four games.
In fantasy terms, this makes Emmanuel Sanders’ value rise quite a bit, and I believe that Julius Thomas will grab a couple extra TD’s in Welker’s absence.
Per the Denver Post:
“I’m as shocked as everyone at todays news,” Welker said in an e-mail to The Denver Post. “I want to make one thing abundantly clear: I would NEVER knowingly take a substance to gain a competitive advantage in any way. Anyone who has ever played a down with me, lifted a weight with me, even eaten a meal with me, knows that I focus purely on what I put in my body and on the hard work I put in year round to perform at the highest levels year-in and year-out.
“I want any youth football players and all sports fans to know, there are NO shortcuts to success, and nothing but hard work and studying, leads to success.
“I have never been concerned with the leagues performance enhancing or drug abuse policies because under no scenario would they ever apply to me, but I now know, that (drug-policy procedures) are clearly flawed, and I will do everything in my power to ensure they are corrected, so other individuals and teams aren’t negatively affected so rashly like this.
“I have worked my whole life to be the best that I can be, and I have encountered many obstacles over my career, and THIS WILL BE NO DIFFERENT!
“Thank you for the outpouring of support, and I want Bronco nation to know, that no one and no thing will get in the way of our goal as a team, to bring Mr. Bowlen the trophy he and this great region deserve.”