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Injured Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock suspended 10 games for PEDs

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 19: Quarterback Sam Bradford #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles is hit by Nikita Whitlock #49 of the New York Giants as he releases a pass during the third quarter of a football game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 19, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Giants 27-7. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images) Getty Images

Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock wasn’t going to be playing this year anyway. But his NFL future is in doubt now that he’s been hit with a 10-game suspension for a second violation of the league’s performance-enhancing

But his NFL future is in doubt now that he’s been hit with a 10-game suspension for a second violation of the league’s performance-enhancing substances policy, via the New York Daily News.

Whitlock played in 14 games last year as a fullback and a defensive tackle and a special teamer. But a foot injury was expected to keep him off the field this year.

His first suspension came in 2014 when he was with the Bengals. Any third violation would call for a ban of at least two seasons.

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16 Responses to “Injured Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock suspended 10 games for PEDs”
  1. tcostant says: Sep 16, 2016 8:13 AM

    Shouldn’t the Gaints be happy about this, rather thn playing his full salary while on IR, now they will pay just 6/16 of it…

  2. JR Salazar says: Sep 16, 2016 8:14 AM

    Cut him, Giants.

  3. bbb82 says: Sep 16, 2016 8:15 AM

    I’d really be interested to see the NFL/media/whoever report more on exactly what PEDs all these athletes are getting caught with.

    Like, was this a steroid that he took, or something else? How exactly does their performance benefit from what they took?

    Just tired of hearing “PED” as a blanket statement. And I’m not trying to defend athletes who cheat. I’d just like a little more in depth analysis rather that lazy journalism.

  4. ctiggs says: Sep 16, 2016 8:19 AM

    Pete Carrol on line 1 and 2.

  5. elyasm says: Sep 16, 2016 8:19 AM

    Well sure, but is his NFL future in doubt now that he’s been hit with a 10-game suspension for a second violation of the league’s performance-enhancing substances policy?

  6. nard100 says: Sep 16, 2016 8:24 AM

    As a Giants fan. This is truly embarrassing and there is no excuse for it. Bye Bye Nikita!

  7. spotsdad says: Sep 16, 2016 8:27 AM

    Mara didn’t want to pay an injured player. Had his buddy Roger set him up.

  8. celticsforever says: Sep 16, 2016 8:28 AM

    Wow. He must have been drinking out of a big bottle with huge letters HGH on it, and then grew like the incredible hulk, and then posted the video on every social media site available for mara not to be able to get him out of that suspension. Because somehow their wife beating kicker only got one game instead of the league mandated 6.

  9. RegisHawk says: Sep 16, 2016 9:13 AM

    Apparently, this is the latest trend…get tagged for PEDs while you’re going to be out on injury anyway.

  10. pocketcow says: Sep 16, 2016 9:15 AM

    bbb82 says:
    Sep 16, 2016 8:15 AM
    “I’d really be interested to see the NFL/media/whoever report more on exactly what PEDs all these athletes are getting caught with.

    Like, was this a steroid that he took, or something else? How exactly does their performance benefit from what they took?

    Just tired of hearing “PED” as a blanket statement. And I’m not trying to defend athletes who cheat. I’d just like a little more in depth analysis rather that lazy journalism.”

    I agree. However, according to the rules in their agreement, (LOL) they are not allowed to disclose the substance that was taken that caused the failed test. This is why you constantly see players making the same excuses. They can pretty much say whatever they want, because no one will find out the truth.

  11. jag1959 says: Sep 16, 2016 9:17 AM

    Since he has been bagged before it’s hard to lay that at the feet of a tainted supplement or a ‘mistake’ of some other kind. Fringe guy trying to cheat his way back to health. It is what it is

  12. 757ravensfan says: Sep 16, 2016 10:25 AM

    “How do you get fired on your day off?” – Smokey

  13. beerbudsnbevo says: Sep 16, 2016 10:36 AM

    Wow, it’s usually the Maras handing out discipline to other teams via Goodell…

  14. jimmyt says: Sep 16, 2016 10:55 AM

    If the wanted to stop PED use they would test the entire team when one is caught, coaches, everybody.

  15. lengai says: Sep 16, 2016 11:00 AM

    Austin Johnson

  16. Ferdinand says: Sep 16, 2016 7:43 PM

    You know how hard the League and NFLPA have made it to actually get caught using PEDs and he gets caught twice??? That’s a special kind of stupid, tight there.

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