We still haven’t heard anything about Tom Brady, but it is still Friday, which means the NFL has business to do.
Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe has been suspended four games for violating the league’s performance enhancing substances policy.
The Broncos and NFLPA issued the statement on Wolfe’s behalf, saying he took a medication he didn’t know was on the banned list.
“Please allow me to offer my most sincere apology to everyone in the Broncos organization, and especially to my teammates and our fans,” Wolfe said. “During the off-season I took a medication which is on the banned substance list. The medication is not a substance which would enhance my on-field performance in any way, and I genuinely was unaware that it was prohibited, but players are responsible for what is in their bodies. I will certainly exercise far greater caution in the future and will seek advice relating to the permissibility of any and all medications.
“I’m very disappointed that I can’t help my team for the first four weeks of the season, but I look forward to a great season with the Broncos and can’t wait to get back on the field in week five.”
Of course, we’re taking Wolfe’s (and the union’s) word on that, just as we did when many players used the “Adderall defense” in years past, and the NFL can always dispute his claims if they are false.