Cowboys' La'el Collins fights suspension, Dak Prescott testifies on bribery allegation

コリンズ, 28, 9月に停止されました. 10 for missing seven drug tests and allegedly trying to bribe the league’s test collector. The league said during Friday’s hearing that the person who collects the tests noted last November that Collins asked to meet with himman to man,” adding that he felt he wasbeing tested too much.

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During that conversation, Collins reportedly asked if there was somethingwe could doand offered the official $ 5,000 and later $ 10,000.

Prescott was asked to testify because of his relationship with the collector, who was identified in court documents by the nameRoy.

11月 18, 2018; アトランタ, GA, 米国; ダラスカウボーイズクォーターバックダックプレスコット (4) and offensive tackle La'el Collins (71) celebrate after a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

11月 18, 2018; アトランタ, GA, 米国; ダラスカウボーイズクォーターバックダックプレスコット (4) and offensive tackle La’el Collins (71) celebrate after a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

I’ve always messed with Roy,” 彼は言った, 経由して USAトゥデイ, “and Roy kind of laughed and took it how it was, and joked. And as I would say, Roy, というのは, wants to be everybody’s friend in a sense.

Prescott was asked directly about the bribery accusation but denied any knowledge of the incident.

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“番号, I never heard from La’el or anybody ever think about something like that.

ダラスカウボーイズクォーターバックダックプレスコット (4) warms up before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, テキサス, 月曜, 9月. 27, 2021.

ダラスカウボーイズクォーターバックダックプレスコット (4) warms up before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, テキサス, 月曜, 9月. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

When asked if he ever saw Collins with that sum of money in hisgym shorts,” Prescott replied: “番号. Of course not. Of course not.

The NFLPA had initially helped to negotiate a lower suspension of just two games but after Collins appealed that suspension, an arbitrator appointed by both the league and the Players Association denied his appeal and reinstated the original penalty after evidence of the alleged bribery.

He is now 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.

Player agent Peter Schaffer, one of Collinsrepresentatives, strongly denied the allegations of bribery against Collins, who was recovering from hip surgery at the time and didn’t play in 2020.

8月 13, 2021; グレンデール, アリゾナ, 米国; Dallas Cowboys tackle La'El Collins (71) prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports

8月 13, 2021; グレンデール, アリゾナ, 米国; Dallas Cowboys tackle La’El Collins (71) prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports (Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports)

He allegedly bribed a collector without giving him any money, to look the other way on a test that was negative?” Schaffer said. “No witnesses, no nothing. He walked in a T-shirt and shorts on crutches. How can you bribe somebody?”

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