Hopkins fue suspendido por los primeros seis juegos de la 2022 Temporada de la NFL por violar la política de drogas para mejorar el rendimiento de la liga. sin embargo, Larry Fitzgerald dijo TMZ Sports that Hopkins is still bound for Canton.
“He’ll still be a Hall of Famer. He’ll work through it. It’s just some adversity and, sabes, he’s a tough guy, resourceful, and he’ll work his way through it,” Fitzgerald told the gossip website.
Fitzgerald admitted it was a “big blow” for the Cardinals, who started last season winning their first seven games.
Hopkins said in a statement posted to Twitter earlier this month he was “confused and shocked” by his positive performance-enhancing drug test.
“In my 10-year NFL career, I have never tested positive for using performance-enhancing drugs,” la declaración leída.
“To learn that my November test came back with trace elements of a banned substance, I was confused and shocked.
“I am very mindful of what I put in my body and have always taken a holistic approach, so I am working with my team to investigate how this could’ve happened. But even as careful as I have been, clearly I wasn’t careful enough. For that I apologize to Cardinals fans, my teammates, and the entire Cardinals organization. I never want to let my team down.
“I fully intend to get to the bottom of this. As soon as I have more information I will share it.”
It’s unclear what he tested positive for.
En 10 juegos la temporada pasada, Hopkins had 42 capturas para 572 yards and eight touchdowns.