Saints' David Onyemata suspended for violating league's substance abuse policy

Onyemata, 28, 说他是 “惊讶的” by the failed test result, adding that he hasnever knowinglytaken a banned substance.

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I was informed by the NFLPA yesterday that I have tested positive for a banned substance resulting in a suspension for part of the 2021 NFL赛季,” Onyemata wrote in his Instagram Stories. “While I was certainly surprised and disappointed with this news, I am responsible for what I put in my body.

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他继续. “As I have never knowingly taken anything that could cause a positive test, we are currently in the process of testing the supplements I was taking at the time of the test. 而不管, I am committed to being more aware of any medication and dietary supplements that may contain substances banned by the NFL.

A fourth-round draft pick out of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Onyemata is one of the Saints’ key defenders. 他是 started 在 30 games over the past two years and has totaled 16 sacks and 167 tackles over five seasons with the Saints. He recorded his first interception last season in New Orleans’ 38-3 win over the 坦帕湾海盗.

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FILE - New Orleans Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata plays against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., in this Sunday, 一月. 3, 2021, file photo.(美联社照片/布文件·布兰科, File)

文件 – New Orleans Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata plays against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., in this Sunday, 一月. 3, 2021, file photo.(美联社照片/布莱恩·布兰科, 文件)

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