콜린스, 28, was suspended on Sept. 10 for missing seven drug tests and then trying to bribe the league’s test collector, ESPN 신고.
보고서에 따르면, the NFLPA helped to negotiate a lower suspension of just two games but after the seven-year veteran appealed that suspension, an arbitrator appointed by both the league and the Players Association denied his appeal and reinstated the original penalty.
Collins is appealing that ruling based on his claim that there were circumstances excusing him from some tests, including his uncle’s funeral and the death of Cowboys strength coach Markus Paul last November.
The suspension went into effect in the Cowboys’ Week 2 승리 Los Angeles Chargers.
According to ESPN, the decision is not expected to be repealed and he will be eligible to return in time for the Week 7 에 대한 게임 Minnesota Vikings.
Upon the initial suspension, 콜린스’ representative blasted the NFL.
“We are extremely disappointed in how the NFL has handled this entire matter from trampling on Mr. 콜린스’ rights to prematurely releasing the information knowing a timely appeal was filed to intentionally misleading the court at the hearing,” Peter Schaffer said, 통하다 스포츠 일러스트. “The extent and effort the NFL went to accomplish its ends is appalling.”
Collins is entering his seventh season with the Cowboys, where he has started in 62 의 63 계략.