Falcons’ Jalen Collins busted for PEDs for second time, suspended 10 games

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Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins is suspended for PEDs. Again.

Collins has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances, the Falcons announced today.

Last year, Collins was suspended for the first four games of the season for his first violation of the PED policy.

We are extremely disappointed that for the second straight season we are dealing with a suspension for Jalen,” Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said. Such are the consequences when certain choices are made. Our decisions going forward will be based on what Dan and I feel is best for the team.”

A 2015 second-round draft pick, Collins admitted before the draft that he had failed multiple drug tests, although those tests were reportedly for marijuana, not PEDs.

60 responses to “Falcons’ Jalen Collins busted for PEDs for second time, suspended 10 games

  1. What this means is that he’s not very good at managing his PEDs well enough to pass the tests.

  2. Again teams that ignore character flaws like drugs, date rape etc etc, are just as guilty as the offenders

  3. these little pukes like von miller always claim it was for weed
    and not peds

    liars

    just admit you were looking for an advantage in conditioning
    and move on

  4. niners816 says:
    August 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm
    It’s the white mans fault. It has to be! When all else fails, blame the white man.
    ________________

    The truth is just like with your post it is actually stupidity’s fault. Stupidity knows no racial or cultural boundaries. Although any wife will tell you it does have an extreme bias gender.

  5. I keep coming back to PFT praying each time not to catch a headline that someone on my team was injured in practice, is out for the year, was arrested for DUI, or is suspended for roughing up the girlfriend, abusing the dog, or caught using PEDS…and then throw in the Reefer Madness approach to pot.

    Whew! Another day with my team intact. Keep it up, boys.

  6. Friggin idiot…good thing the Falcons have a lot of depth at the position right now. Actually, I was starting to wonder who they were going to cut. All I hear is about how good all the DB’s are doing behind Alford and Trufant. Makes the decisions a lot easier in a few weeks.

  7. He should appeal. You do not want to relinquish your position before the season starts. They will not cut him. If Trufant or Alford go down mid-season, they will need him come week 10.

  8. tylawspick6 says:
    August 6, 2017 at 4:08 pm
    ZombieVikings says:
    August 6, 2017 at 3:46 pm
    Bye bye.
    17 2 Rate This
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    i agree
    bb would

    tylawspick6, you clearly don’t know your team. BB would pick this up on waivers and turn him into one of the best corners in the game, then trade him for a 1st or 2nd rounder in 2018 draft. Makes me sick…

  9. patriottony says:
    August 6, 2017 at 3:51 pm
    Again teams that ignore character flaws like drugs, date rape etc etc, are just as guilty as the offenders

    So using your own logic then you are admitting the Patriots are scumbags because they drafted Aaron Hernandez…a triple murderer. You probably had his jersey too.

  10. tbisgod says:
    August 6, 2017 at 4:12 pm
    We did ignore Aaaron’s flaw. He killed people.

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    lol

    they ignored nothing

    the millisecond kraft called the governor before an arrest
    was even made, they released him

    meanwhile, the ravens back domestic violence offenders
    and double murderers and honor them with statues

  11. now does this mean after 10 games he can play? or is this 10 games then Roger takes 4 months to figure out if he will ” let ” him play ?

  12. joepatrickmartin says:
    August 6, 2017 at 4:17 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    August 6, 2017 at 4:08 pm
    ZombieVikings says:
    August 6, 2017 at 3:46 pm
    Bye bye.
    17 2 Rate This
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    i agree
    bb would

    tylawspick6, you clearly don’t know your team. BB would pick this up on waivers and turn him into one of the best corners in the game, then trade him for a 1st or 2nd rounder in 2018 draft. Makes me sick…

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    imo, in this case he would not. it would send a bad message of
    accepted selfishness

    the fact this guy did it twice
    means bb would pass

  13. Wonder no more about why the SAINTS don’t draft many LSU players!
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    Like Deion Jones, Trae Turner, Jarvis Landry, OBJ? Saints stink so whatever they are doing…. do the opposite!

  14. they ignored nothing

    the millisecond kraft called the governor before an arrest
    was even made, they released him

    Again, convenient that high and mighty Patriots fans would distort the truth. He was a first round talent but they drafted him in the fourth round. Why is that? No other team was willing to do so because of the long list of character concerns. Sure, eventually some other team would have drafted him but don’t go on about how upright and honorable the Patriots are. They knew he was a dirtbag but overlooked it because he could help them win games. Don’t go bashing on other teams and changing the narrative to fit your bias.

  15. whenwilliteverend says:
    August 6, 2017 at 5:26 pm
    they ignored nothing

    the millisecond kraft called the governor before an arrest
    was even made, they released him

    Again, convenient that high and mighty Patriots fans would distort the truth. He was a first round talent but they drafted him in the fourth round. Why is that? No other team was willing to do so because of the long list of character concerns. Sure, eventually some other team would have drafted him but don’t go on about how upright and honorable the Patriots are. They knew he was a dirtbag but overlooked it because he could help them win games. Don’t go bashing on other teams and changing the narrative to fit your bias.

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    false

    “no other” team? that is a lie.

    fact: if he was not drafted, he would have without question
    been signed as an udfa

    don’t kid yourself little boy

    he will not be the first or last sociopath to dupe a team

  16. tylawspick6 says:
    August 6, 2017 at 5:33 pm
    Sure, eventually some other team would have drafted him but don’t go on about how upright and honorable the Patriots are.

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    false

    “no other” team? that is a lie.

    fact: if he was not drafted, he would have without question

    You should learn how to read.

  17. You should learn how to read.

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    umm, i stopped reading, mr. two face. i read enough

    hint: EVERY team deals with the same risks. stop holding
    the pats to a higher standard, you phony cheater hypocrite

  18. Top 3 reasons why he’s innocent — because they always are:
    3. He didn’t do it.
    2. Because the test has to be wrong.
    1. If he took something illegal, he wasn’t aware of it.

    He “failed multiple drug tests” before he was drafted is the most important part of this article. Clearly, Collins had no respect for rules or laws and still the Falcons drafted him. It says more about the NFL and the Falcons than it does him.

    When will the NFL wise up and really take a stand on these guys? They should tell these college guys if they get caught doing something illegal, they will not be drafted, period. Let them get hit where it hurts the most — in their wallets rather than hand them thousands of dollars so they can buy more drugs.

  19. The team blatantly cheated by piping crowd noise in when the opposing team was in the huddle. I’m not so sure they don’t know about their players using PEDs.

  20. You have to admit (if youre old enough), it was a LOT easier to be an NFL fan in the 80’s. We didnt worry about ANY of this stuff (arrests, drugs, DV etc) back then.

  21. The team blatantly cheated by piping crowd noise in when the opposing team was in the huddle. I’m not so sure they don’t know about their players using PEDs.
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    What in the world does one thing have to do with the other? The Saints had a bounty program so does that mean every future transgression by a Saints player is the team’s fault? That’s some interesting logic.

  22. I loathe players who put themselves before their team – and they want to be paid like NBA players!

    A second violation of the policy should be a multi-year ban from the NFL.

  23. DUI, PEDs, Other drugs, domestic violence, rapists, dog killers… those guys deserve a second chance!

    But that guy with the peaceful protesting, and that other guy who prayed on the sidelines… they are too much of a distraction!

  24. The benefits of PEDs remains in the body for years after a person stops taking them – up to a decade in fact (see University of Oslo study in journal of Physiology, pp6621-6630, vol.591 iss.24, Dec 2013). The league needs to virtually double-up the suspensions – 8 for a first, a year for a 2nd, and permanent ban for a 3rd.

  25. tylawspick6 says:
    August 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm
    You should learn how to read.

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    umm, i stopped reading, mr. two face. i read enough

    hint: EVERY team deals with the same risks. stop holding
    the pats to a higher standard, you phony cheater hypocrite

    Cheater? Ouch. That really hurts. Why am I a cheater for pointing out that you are talking out of both sides of your mouth. You replied to an earlier comment that BB would cut the guy which means you think the Patriots are on a different level from other teams. Then when someone brings up Aaron Hernandez you whine about being held to a higher standard. Also, it’s ironic that a Patriots fan calls anyone a cheater (remember Spygate?).

    Who’s the phony cheater hypocrite now?

  26. Every Falcons fan who ever accused the Patriots of cheating, can now officially shut the hell up.

  27. yes, i also remember 6 former nfl coaches who were not in the league under goodell, backing bb 100%, including bill cowher who retired in
    2005

    goodell is the cheater, einsten

    everyone else seeit by those in bed with cheater goodell, owners who
    support his cheating for them, and fans like you

    for every aaron hernandez, there is a rae carruth, ray lewis or javon belcher

    as i said, every team is pullling from the similar risky pile that is an nfl
    prospect

    get off your high horse

  28. but…but.. they weren’t my PED’s –
    I was just taking them for a friend…
    honest – cross my heart …
    you just gotta believe me!

  29. niners816 says:
    August 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    It’s the white mans fault. It has to be! When all else fails, blame the white man.

    ________________________________

    LOL What a snowflake. No one plays the victim quite like you, snowflake. And over 280 likes? PFT is becoming more like the Daily Stormer everyday. Your tears are delicious!

  30. Didn’t the Patriots sign a player last year just after the Cardinals cut him for a DUI arrest?

  31. arwiv says:
    August 6, 2017 at 7:10 pm
    You have to admit (if youre old enough), it was a LOT easier to be an NFL fan in the 80’s. We didnt worry about ANY of this stuff (arrests, drugs, DV etc) back then.

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    You should have seen the early 60’s when the NFL was at it’s best, in my opinion. A 14 game schedule, and two conferences — the east and the west. The winners of each conference played for the NFL championship. I much preferred that to what we have now and wish they’d go back to that format.
    In 1967 they went to 4 divisions (Capitol, Central, Century, and Coastal) and had one round of playoff games and then the championship game. That was still better than what we have now, too (except the names of the divisions!)
    Then in 1970 they merged with the AFL and the Steelers and Colts got paid handsomely to move over to the AFC (3 million dollars each). They formed 3 divisions in each conference and added one wild card playoff team. Still better than what we have today, in my opinion.
    In 1978 they started playing 16 games and added the 2nd wild card team. That was the start of what we have now, which is too long of a season and too many playoff teams, in my opinion.
    It’s all about money and I’m sure the NFL will expand again at some point and add even more playoff teams. And don’t think Goodell and the owners have forgotten about their 18 game schedule idea with two bye weeks, either (which is nuts, in my opinion). And don’t be shocked if one of the new teams they add will be in Canada, England, or Germany. Greedy owners want to rake in all those loonies, shillings, and euros, too!

  32. lemmetalkwouldya says:
    August 6, 2017 at 10:23 pm
    Every Falcons fan who ever accused the Patriots of cheating, can now officially shut the hell up.

    Two ped bust and noisegate, they have a history now…

  33. There are 7 teams (now that the Rams moved) who play in domed stadiums. Until last year, that was a full 25% of the league.

    Since 2002 realignment, dome teams have won the super bowl twice, out of 15 super bowls. That’s less than 15%. Colts won one against Rex Grossman, amd the Saints won theirs against the Colts (so a dome team was going to win either way). Prior to 2002 the Rams were the only dome team to ever win the big one. So, 3 of 51, or just around 6% (that number is quite skewed of course due to the history of fewer dome teams as you go back – but it still serves my point)

    Dome teams just have a much more difficult time getting there, and then winning it. I doubt Atlanta even makes the NFCCG this year.

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