Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins finds support from NFL great amid PED suspension: 'He'll still be a Hall of Famer'

Hopkins was suspended for the first six games of the 2022 NFL season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. それにもかかわらず, Larry Fitzgerald 言った TMZスポーツ that Hopkins is still bound for Canton.

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Larry Fitzgerald Jr. attends the playoff game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns on May 15, 2022, at Footprint Center in Phoenix, アリゾナ.

Larry Fitzgerald Jr. attends the playoff game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns on May 15, 2022, at Footprint Center in Phoenix, アリゾナ. (ゲッティイメージズ経由のバリーゴサージュ/NBAE)

He’ll still be a Hall of Famer. He’ll work through it. It’s just some adversity and, ええと, he’s a tough guy, resourceful, and he’ll work his way through it,” Fitzgerald told the gossip website.

Fitzgerald admitted it was abig blowfor the Cardinals, who started last season winning their first seven games.

Hopkins said in a statement posted to Twitter earlier this month he wasconfused and shockedby his positive performance-enhancing drug test.

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In my 10-year NFL career, I have never tested positive for using performance-enhancing drugs,” 読んだ声明.

To learn that my November test came back with trace elements of a banned substance, I was confused and shocked.

Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald of the Cardinals runs a drill before the San Francisco 49ers game at State Farm Stadium on Dec. 26, 2020, グレンデールで, アリゾナ.

Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald of the Cardinals runs a drill before the San Francisco 49ers game at State Farm Stadium on Dec. 26, 2020, グレンデールで, アリゾナ. (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

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.

Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Houston Texans on Oct. 24, 2021, グレンデールで, アリゾナ.

枢機卿’ DeAndre Hopkins celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Houston Texans on Oct. 24, 2021, グレンデールで, アリゾナ. (Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

に 10 ロサンゼルスラムズの6月のSoFiスタジアムでのオープン練習中にボールを持って走る, Hopkins had 42 のためのキャッチ 572 yards and eight touchdowns.

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