The NFL brought down the gauntlet today, suspending Cowboys’ linebacker Rolando McClain and Jets’ defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. Both players received their punishments for not complying with the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Additionally, San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was suspended four games for PEDs.
The penalties will be a crushing blow to all three teams, as the suspended players were top performers. However, they will still be allowed to participate in camps, practices, and preseason games. The suspensions will simply keep them out of playing in the first four games should they be upheld.
The NFL announced these suspensions via Twitter: