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Lane Johnson suspension upheld

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: Lane Johnson #65 and Ryan Mathews #24 of the Philadelphia Eagles play against the Cleveland Browns at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Eagles have been waiting for word on whether right tackle Lane Johnson’s 10-game suspension would take effect for a while now and they got it on Tuesday.

Now they’ll have to figure out their plan for moving forward without Johnson. The team announced that they have been informed that Johnson’s appeal, which was heard last week, has been rejected and the suspension has been put into effect.

Johnson was suspended for a second violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy, which he said came as a result of banned peptides in a supplement that wasn’t included on the product’s label.

The Eagles could move Allen Barbre from left guard to right tackle or they could insert Halapoulivaati Vaitai in the lineup with Barbre staying put.

Johnson will be eligible to return for the Eagles’ Week 16 game against the Giants and the season-ending game against the Cowboys, both of which will be home games for Philly.

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37 Responses to “Lane Johnson suspension upheld”
  1. sportmigos says: Oct 11, 2016 10:44 AM

    what happened to his 1st amendment rights. smh it was just a peptide

  2. jjb0811 says: Oct 11, 2016 10:45 AM

    Junkie!

  3. lionsfan54 says: Oct 11, 2016 10:45 AM

    I’m sure he’ll be suing that supplement maker very soon to recoup his lost income right? right?

    Oh, that’s right, he won’t. Because he’s lying about the reason for the positive test result.

  4. lilgurgi says: Oct 11, 2016 10:46 AM

    I’m an Eagles fan and it’s still alarming how long this took. Sample failed back in training camp and it took until now to retest the B sample, listen to his appeal, and make a final ruling? We’re going into Week 6 of the NFL season. Just another example of stuff that needs to be fixed/updated with the NFL.

  5. jjackwagon says: Oct 11, 2016 10:46 AM

    Of course his appeal was rejected, he is not a Bronco or a Patriot.

  6. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Oct 11, 2016 10:50 AM

    Just like the Titanic the iggles are goin down !

  7. yourunclerico says: Oct 11, 2016 10:52 AM

    Meanwhile, aquib “i will poke your eye out and shoot myself” talib is not suspended, fined or otherwise disciplined.
    complete bs.
    the WWNFL in full effect.

    good thing the donkeys wont make the playoffs this year. their shininess will tarnish and goodell will stop sending the zebras in to help this lame team out!
    donkeys, once*, Twice*, Three* times cheaters!

  8. theparadoxx82 says: Oct 11, 2016 10:55 AM

    sportmigos says:
    Oct 11, 2016 10:44 AM

    what happened to his 1st amendment rights

    —————————————————-

    Nothing in the 1st amendment applies here anyway… but even if it had, he signed away a lot of his rights in his contract.

  9. TB12RALLYCRY says: Oct 11, 2016 10:57 AM

    Have Goodell look into this ……Im sure he will be very fair and non biased and look at all the facts………..

  10. tacowrecker says: Oct 11, 2016 10:57 AM

    Why do they even bother hearing “appeals?” They’re always rejected. Lotta the time the guy hearing the appeal is the same one who handed down the original suspension. Total farce

  11. winged warrior says: Oct 11, 2016 10:58 AM

    NEXT MAN UP !

  12. bkostela says: Oct 11, 2016 11:00 AM

    lilgurgi says:
    Oct 11, 2016 10:46 AM
    I’m an Eagles fan and it’s still alarming how long this took. Sample failed back in training camp and it took until now to retest the B sample, listen to his appeal, and make a final ruling? We’re going into Week 6 of the NFL season. Just another example of stuff that needs to be fixed/updated with the NFL.
    _____________________

    I’m a Giants fan and even though I’m glad the Eagles will be without one of their better players for most of the rest of the season, I agree that this was poorly handled by the league.

    I don’t feel the least bit sorry for Johnson, since he is a repeat offender (he made excuses during the first suspension as well), but the league seems to just “wing it” far too often when it comes to player suspensions.

  13. bathroombenlovemachine says: Oct 11, 2016 11:03 AM

    “I’m sure he’ll be suing that supplement maker very soon to recoup his lost income right? right?

    Oh, that’s right, he won’t. Because he’s lying about the reason for the positive test result.”

    Great observation. Lane added the banned substance to the supplement he was taking.

  14. tonyzendejas says: Oct 11, 2016 11:03 AM

    Of course he will sit for the full suspension, that is how the league handles discipline now. Liberals are ruining this country.

  15. bathroombenlovemachine says: Oct 11, 2016 11:06 AM

    Lane Johnson:

    High School QB
    JUCO Tight End
    University of Oklahoma Offensive Tackle

    Growth Spurt or Steroids?

    My bet is steroids

  16. patsrthegreatest says: Oct 11, 2016 11:13 AM

    Cheater

  17. leroyquimby says: Oct 11, 2016 11:19 AM

    As an Eagles fan, I don’t feel sorry for Lane either. Hopefully now, if he takes a Tylenol he will get it tested first. No excuses.

  18. RegisHawk says: Oct 11, 2016 11:20 AM

    Why do they even bother hearing “appeals?” They’re always rejected.

    Richard Sherman’s appeal was upheld. In fact, we should never had heard anything about his suspension because the news should not have been released until after the appeal would have been denied.

  19. daysend564 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:25 AM

    I didn’t know the aspirin I was taking was loaded with weed and HGH.

  20. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:32 AM

    “Why do they even bother hearing “appeals?” They’re always rejected. Lotta the time the guy hearing the appeal is the same one who handed down the original suspension. Total farce”

    Actually you’re quite wrong. Many times fines especially are reduced on appeal. PED suspensions not so much but fines are knocked down all the time.

    Now that’s in part because Goodell knows very well there is a cap on any given fine based on a percentage of a player’s salary and he regularly issues fines that he knows are higher than the max allowed. Believe he does that figuring that when its cut down it will not be cut down as to a level it would be if he had not over fined them.

    Just another part of Goodell’s corrupt process.

    “Of course his appeal was rejected, he is not a Bronco or a Patriot”

    Haven’t seen a lot of Pats fines or suspensions getting overturned but hey, keep lying about the Pats if it make you feel better.

  21. bathroombenlovemachine says: Oct 11, 2016 11:43 AM

    Will Lane Johnson be allowed in the Eagles facilities to dust off the Trophy Case that has no Lombardi Trophy?

  22. demskinsbaby says: Oct 11, 2016 11:48 AM

    Took a while for this retest….yet Josh Normal gets tested every week.. *smh

  23. irongoats says: Oct 11, 2016 11:49 AM

    Cheater

  24. eaglesnoles05 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:58 AM

    Barbre is bumping out to RT. Wisniewski taking his place at G.

    Terrible loss on Lane though. C’mon man. I think your argument on appeal was actually pretty solid- but the precedent was clear on what was gonna happen and you f’d up.

    I wish we were already 4 games into the suspension, cuz this sucks.

  25. therealtrenches says: Oct 11, 2016 12:12 PM

    eaglesnoles05 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:58 AM
    Barbre is bumping out to RT. Wisniewski taking his place at G.

    ————————

    They’ve also said they like Vatai at RT w/ Barbre staying at LG: more continuity. It’ll be interesting to see how much (or little) of a drop off there is in quality of play.

  26. jimeejohnson says: Oct 11, 2016 12:13 PM

    patsrthegreatest says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:13 AM
    Cheater

    Says the fan of the ultimate cheating team in all of sports!

  27. yourunclerico says: Oct 11, 2016 12:30 PM

    jimeejohnson says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:13 PM
    patsrthegreatest says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:13 AM
    Cheater

    Says the fan of the ultimate cheating team in all of sports!

    ===========
    Arguable. donkeys are probably first, then the patriots… then again maybe its reversed..
    one thing for sure, they both occupy spots 1 & 2!!

  28. xavier179 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:48 PM

    If you would have taken your suspension it would be halfway over with now. But no, you had to fight it and now it will be served in the heart of the season.

  29. fireroger says: Oct 11, 2016 12:56 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:32 AM
    “Why do they even bother hearing “appeals?” They’re always rejected. Lotta the time the guy hearing the appeal is the same one who handed down the original suspension. Total farce”

    Actually you’re quite wrong. Many times fines especially are reduced on appeal. PED suspensions not so much but fines are knocked down all the time.
    ==================
    Sorry to take issue with this but there is a real distinction between overturning and reducing something. The former would mean the NFL office actually got it wrong. To the point of the OP, when was the last time a fine got rescinded?

  30. starrfavrerodgers says: Oct 11, 2016 12:59 PM

    I’ve witnessed first hand what happens with Allen Babre at RT, and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

  31. lunarpie says: Oct 11, 2016 1:29 PM

    Lane Johnson isn’t an Eagle, he’s a pigeon.

  32. lunarpie says: Oct 11, 2016 1:31 PM

    Vaitai has the dimensions of an NFL blind-side tackle. Vaitai’s game tape reveals a slow-footed mover who lacks the requisite power to play on the right side. Vaitai’s Combine measurables were good enough that he’s worth a look, but he’s unlikely to develop into a meaningful NFL contributor.

  33. Youknowimright says: Oct 11, 2016 1:54 PM

    It’s about time. Now we will get to see how well Carson can move or cannot move. I have a feeling the rookie is about to get a little more uncomfortable on Sundays. And one more time Lane and you gone.

  34. newmancave2016 says: Oct 11, 2016 4:19 PM

    This is utterly stupid on so many levels. First, what is Johnson supposed to do, send everything he puts in his body to an independent testing lab? It wasn’t labeled appropriately. It was also approved by the NFLPA app. Then, the NFL contract it’s feet in resolving the suspension and appeal so that he will miss basically the entire season. A peptide. Jesus

  35. 23rdusernameused says: Oct 11, 2016 4:43 PM

    “And one more time Lane and you gone”

    You aint bee essin there guy! One more time LANE and I hope Howie CUTS you while you have the FREAKING YEAR OFF, with NO PAY!
    DOOF!

    -eags fan!! arrgh

  36. therealtrenches says: Oct 11, 2016 4:46 PM

    I advise everyone here calling Lane a cheater and a juicer to go look up what peptides are and how they’re produced.

    This is a ridiculous suspension.

  37. kindbass says: Oct 12, 2016 4:38 PM

    Wow, what a DIRTY CHEATER. We should also assume he was not the only Eagle taking STEROIDS. Suspend the entire team! Integrity of the league!! As a matter of fact, just take the whole organization and just blast them into the sun. If the Eagles had any Super Bowls, they would have asterisks now!

    –what every Pats hater sounds like

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