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Trent Murphy faces four-game PED suspension

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Washington pass rusher Trent Murphy took a step forward in 2016, but his 2017 is off to a bad start.

Murphy is in the process of appealing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, the Washington Post reports.

A second-round draft pick out of Stanford in 2014, Murphy went from a starter to a backup but thrived as a situational pass rusher in 2016, recording nine sacks and three forced fumbles.

Murphy reportedly gained about 30 pounds last season in anticipation of playing mostly at defensive end, then lost the weight when told he would get most of his playing time at outside linebacker.

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28 Responses to “Trent Murphy faces four-game PED suspension”
  1. BIGGSHAUN says: Mar 5, 2017 7:12 PM

    You mean you can’t naturally gain AND lose 30 pounds in one offseason?

    What a tire fire this franchise is.

  2. fiddlinred says: Mar 5, 2017 7:22 PM

    I dont know the nature is the ped but the wild weight fluctuations might well have been the reason. He is a good pass rusher and might be part of the solution at d line. He will be back.

  3. nyneal says: Mar 5, 2017 7:28 PM

    What else is new in the NFL?

  4. tigershark0052 says: Mar 5, 2017 7:36 PM

    The REDSKINS have a cheater on their hands.

  5. skinsfan91 says: Mar 5, 2017 7:37 PM

    When you tell a guy he needs to pack on all this weight then right before training camp say “nevermind”. That’ll screw with you. Perhaps making PEDs necessary to get some speed back after packing on all that weight.

  6. jsrdc says: Mar 5, 2017 7:41 PM

    First Trent Williams, now Trent Murphy.

    Not only did they choke away a playoff appearance in 2015, they couldn’t even make the playoffs in 2016 (and this with their players taking PED’s and getting caught in consecutive years).

    Stay classy, Washington.

  7. jsrdc says: Mar 5, 2017 7:43 PM

    Q nyneal

    “What else is new in the NFL?”

    Yep, kind of like the Packers choking it away in the playoffs year after year.

  8. jmissale says: Mar 5, 2017 8:16 PM

    Well it’s nice to know Roger Fradall has his favorite tool in his own hand again.

  9. celticsforever says: Mar 5, 2017 8:27 PM

    jsrdc says:
    Mar 5, 2017 7:41 PM

    First Trent Williams, now Trent Murphy.

    Not only did they choke away a playoff appearance in 2015, they couldn’t even make the playoffs in 2016 (and this with their players taking PED’s and getting caught in consecutive years).

    Stay classy, Washington.
    _________________________________

    A little harsh, don’t you think ?? EVERY team has guys that get busted for one thing or another. Remember, a PED violation doesn’t mean he was going all “Lance Armstrong” with steroids and HGH. Could have just been a banned substance in a can of energy shake from GNC.

    jsrdc – why don’t you share with us who your team is, and we can look up the violators who you root for. Stay classy.

  10. darcrequiem says: Mar 5, 2017 8:32 PM

    @jsrdc Trent Williams was suspended for weed

  11. mcjon22 says: Mar 5, 2017 8:36 PM

    They’ll certainly give Calais Campbell 14 million a year now.

  12. scoocha says: Mar 5, 2017 9:05 PM

    I think he plays for the Redskins.

  13. breadmeatcheese says: Mar 5, 2017 9:20 PM

    avocados and studying, not peds.

  14. youafool says: Mar 5, 2017 9:22 PM

    I wonder how many of the tools on here suggesting this is ‘no big deal’ are the same ones that post stuff like ‘sounds like he’s perfect for dallas’ etc whenever there is an article about a player screwing up. Eat it skins fans

  15. idiedpretty says: Mar 5, 2017 9:48 PM

    Gosh, I miss cousinsgate.

  16. cdace13 says: Mar 5, 2017 9:55 PM

    Wait!!! He plays for Washington??? I thought you said he went to Stanford??? He plays for 2 PAC-12 teams?!?!
    It’s R-E-D-S-K-I-N-S!!!!!

  17. dxfiler says: Mar 5, 2017 10:31 PM

    Washington is going to be a dumpster fire this season. Bet accordingly 😉

  18. youafool says: Mar 5, 2017 10:36 PM

    Hahah this season? Always a dumpster fire never forget

  19. hawkstradamus says: Mar 5, 2017 11:04 PM

    Nfl should just accept its self for what it is. A freak show circus of drug abusers performing for drunks who dont go to church on Sunday.

  20. jsrdc says: Mar 5, 2017 11:23 PM

    @ darcrequiem

    “@jsrdc Trent Williams was suspended for weed”

    I never said they were the same. Suspensions are suspensions, regardless of the reason.

    Murphy’s decision vs Williams was less acceptable, IMO, but you suffer the consequences regardless, by serving the rules according to the CBA. I don’t believe partaking in some MJ as a player of a brutal game should be a reason for suspension, but it is the behavior with known consequences that gets you the suspension in the first place.

  21. skinsfan91 says: Mar 6, 2017 12:48 AM

    Im gonna laugh when Dak Prescott plays like garbage after teams study his tape make him have to live off his 2nd and 3rd reads.

  22. infectorman says: Mar 6, 2017 8:16 AM

    tigershark0052 says:
    Mar 5, 2017 7:36 PM
    The REDSKINS have a cheater on their hands.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    No.
    The Redskins ARE cheaters.
    Cheat one? Cheat all!
    That’s the internet justice code. What a despicable organization.
    Redskins*

  23. jchipwood says: Mar 6, 2017 8:33 AM

    infectorman says:
    Mar 6, 2017 8:16 AM
    tigershark0052 says:
    Mar 5, 2017 7:36 PM
    The REDSKINS have a cheater on their hands.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    No.
    The Redskins ARE cheaters.
    Cheat one? Cheat all!
    That’s the internet justice code. What a despicable organization.
    Redskins*
    ______________________________________
    Typical patriots fan.

  24. infectorman says: Mar 6, 2017 8:47 AM

    @jchipwood.

    That entire post was in jest, just to show you are ridiculous Pats Haters have been all this time.

    You are on an Island, how’s the weather?

  25. darcrequiem says: Mar 6, 2017 9:02 AM

    @jsrdc actually you did say they were the same. You said “there players taking PEDs and getting caught in consecutive years” Getting suspended is inexcusable but if you’re going to nail someone to the wall. Do so for the right reason.

  26. jbraider says: Mar 6, 2017 10:28 AM

    skinsfan91 says:
    Mar 6, 2017 12:48 AM
    Im gonna laugh when Dak Prescott plays like garbage after teams study his tape make him have to live off his 2nd and 3rd reads.
    ______________________________
    Really. You think Cole Beasley was the number 1 read most of the time in the Cowboys offense. Dude had way more receptions and yards than Jason Witten or Dez Bryant.

  27. granadafan says: Mar 6, 2017 11:16 AM

    He’s from Stanford. He’s been juicing for years.

  28. jmissale says: Mar 7, 2017 8:03 PM

    Roger Fraudall

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