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Winslow calls suspension a “huge surprise”

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And the streak of NFL players suspended for use of PEDs but who didn’t intend to use PEDs continues, unbroken.

Jets tight end Kellen Winslow says he didn’t know he had ingested a banned substance.

“It came as a huge surprise to me when I learned that I tested positive for a banned substance,” Winslow said in a statement, via Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com.  “I have investigated all possible sources since learning of the positive test, including possible medical causes but frustratingly, I do not know the source.  I do not take supplements that list any banned ingredients, but NFL policy is very strict so I am accountable for the results.  I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches and Jets fans for this situation I will work extremely hard during this time away from the field and look forward to contributing as soon as the suspension end.”

So instead of claiming that he took a supplement that had been spiked or that he took Adderall (which had become the non-stigmatizing PED), Winslow has basically played the “I tested positive but didn’t cheat” card.

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26 Responses to “Winslow calls suspension a “huge surprise””
  1. favresweiner says: Oct 11, 2013 6:00 PM

    “I didn’t know that the substance that I injected into my veins was illegal”

  2. nyyjetsknicks says: Oct 11, 2013 6:02 PM

    Winslow: I was shocked to find out they drug test soldiers. Doesn’t the NFL realize I’m a warrior ?

  3. commonsenseisnotcmonman says: Oct 11, 2013 6:04 PM

    I mean I guess its possible he didn’t know, right? Unlikely, but possible.

  4. surfinbird1 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:09 PM

    Man, I didn’t do it and I won’t do it again.

  5. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 11, 2013 6:10 PM

    “I am very surprised that I tested positive for a substance that I received in a nondescript brown package without a return address at acquaintance’s post office box”

    - kellen winslow jr.

  6. hendeeze says: Oct 11, 2013 6:22 PM

    “I am very surprised that I tested positive for a substance that I received in brown package labeled the “Pete Carroll Special” with a return address from Seattle, at an acquaintance’s post office box”

    - kellen “Solider boy” winslow jr.

    _____________________________
    FIXED

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 11, 2013 6:23 PM

    “It was a huge surprise. Twelve years of juicing and suddenly, out of the blue, I get caught.”.

  8. sfm073 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:24 PM

    It’s hard to give anyone the benefit of doubt at this point, but some of these guys maybe telling the truth.

  9. Kelly's Chronicles says: Oct 11, 2013 6:24 PM

    Considering the past decision making of Winslow and general outstanding common sense shown I can believe this

  10. fdugrad says: Oct 11, 2013 6:32 PM

    I truly think this guy is a jerk, however, he has been in the league a LOOONNNGGG time, and has never had problems in this area. Much as I thought I would NEVER be in his corner, I am inclined to believe him, not that it matters even a tiny bit what I think about the situation. He’s still going to be forced to serve his time.

  11. atlfan31833 says: Oct 11, 2013 6:47 PM

    The only way to truly get rid of it would be to give teams losses for games played by players who tested positive during that same season. Then the teams will police their own players better instead of turning a blind eye to get wins.

  12. nflcrimerankingscom says: Oct 11, 2013 6:59 PM

    what a loser. 1 PED point to the Jet (tied for 2nd place)

  13. rickyspanish says: Oct 11, 2013 7:00 PM

    I like the idea of Winslow “investigating”. I’m excited to see what his deductions yield.

  14. trevor123698 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:10 PM

    Its so unbelievably easy to beat testing its pathetic that we believe dopers are being limited in any capacity.

  15. tincansailor981 says: Oct 11, 2013 7:36 PM

    What he meant to say was he’s surprised he got caught.

  16. drewzducks says: Oct 11, 2013 7:53 PM

    What’s he doing spending time in the Yankees locker room ?

  17. backdapack4evr says: Oct 11, 2013 8:14 PM

    Jets = Joke
    Get a coach for crying out loud!!

  18. multiplemiggs says: Oct 11, 2013 8:23 PM

    hahahaha STOP CHOKING IN THE PLAYOFFS AT HOME FOR CRYIN OUT LOUD!

  19. backdapack4evr says: Oct 11, 2013 8:28 PM

    At least we make the playoffs
    There’s your guarantee!!

  20. lance19 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:57 PM

    I wonder if he and OJ can combine their investigations…

  21. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Oct 11, 2013 9:20 PM

    What’s he supposed to say?

    “I was wondering how long it would take to get me with the goods – and catch me red-handed.”

    Of course, he’s “surprised.”

  22. db3300 says: Oct 11, 2013 11:46 PM

    I’m guessing Kellen Sr is starting to regret that his good name is being tarnished by his idiot namesake.

  23. realninerfan22 says: Oct 12, 2013 3:50 AM

    Who really cares, 100 percent of nfl players takes that stuff, its impossible not to, he just got caught.. you bums on here could take all the hgh you guys want, you guys wud still be sorry athletes

  24. gbmickey says: Oct 12, 2013 7:28 AM

    For the people making excuses you do realize he is in the offender program and has been caught previously dont you? So tired of people acting like these guys where in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  25. johnnydom says: Oct 12, 2013 8:08 AM

    So glad he’s back in the NFL I really missed his stupid comments and his me- me attitude.

  26. sb139422 says: Oct 13, 2013 1:09 AM

    mixed up*

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