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DIESELMAN
02-07-2012, 04:00 AM
It is being reported by several outlets that Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Weslye Saunders has been suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season for an undisclosed violation. Saunders, who signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent following the lockout, could not be reached for comment as he his currently vacationing out in Las Vegas. We will update this report with more information as we get it.

Saunders missed his senior season at South Carolina after he had lied to NCAA investigators over an inquiry into improper contact with agents. It led to his draft stock eventually falling as was projected to be an earlier round drafted tight end before that took place.

Saunders is rumored to have violated the NFL drug policy.

connecticutsteel
02-07-2012, 05:56 AM
Oh well another talented idiot down the drain.I hate when players squander the chance of a lifetime. I hope it's not true

cmerrifield
02-07-2012, 06:28 AM
If this is true, Saunders will be on his last chance with the Steelers. If he screws up anymore, he will be cut. The next violation for drugs, if that is it, is a full season and the Steelers wont mess around with him.

Steelers_All_Day_43
02-07-2012, 06:30 AM
Smh....waste

SteelDad
02-07-2012, 07:36 AM
We all knew this pick was a risk based on his past history. I think the Front office reaction to this will tell us all we need to know about what they think of his future with the team. I certainly hope this is not true.

OldSchool58
02-07-2012, 08:10 AM
So much for the whole "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" rule. Damn, throw millions of dollars at somebody and this is what you get........hope it isn't true.

BlitzburghRockCity
02-07-2012, 08:22 AM
He was suspended in 2010 for improper contact with agents as well. You would have hoped that he got his life back on track with a chance to play in the NFL.

So the first craptastic news of 2012 is already in the books..nice job kid...

LatrobePA
02-07-2012, 09:02 AM
See packman Jones, some people just never learn...

steelersbabex25
02-07-2012, 09:09 AM
And let the offseason drama commence.....

NOW.

RIVERS OF STEEL
02-07-2012, 09:18 AM
Not just done for nothing.

K Train
02-07-2012, 09:51 AM
So much for the whole "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" rule. Damn, throw millions of dollars at somebody and this is what you get........hope it isn't true.

he does not make millions of dollars

steelchamp204
02-07-2012, 11:12 AM
Tomlins Team=Drama

greg1964
02-07-2012, 01:35 PM
now we understand why he was a UDFA:

JollyRob68
02-07-2012, 02:11 PM
Steroids or other substances. What a Shame. I guess we'll be looking at a TE in the Draft.

xBlitzBurghx
02-07-2012, 03:37 PM
Pu**y if it is steroids! Lift and eat a ton is the way to get in shape! And milk and water lol

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MattyVfromCT
02-07-2012, 03:57 PM
Tomlins Team=Drama

yes because bam morris being arrested for felony drug possession, jason gildon arrested in a nightclub dispute in 03, bettis ACCUSED (notice i said ACCUSED, im just making a point) of sexual assault, peezy getting SHOT, santonio being arrested TWICE after we drafted him before even playing a preseason game, ernie holmes shooting at a police helicopter in a high speed chase, etc weren't "cowher or noll drama".....

what is with this blame everything on tomlin nonsense/ newsflash, nfl players ARE NOT CHOIRBOYS. same goes for our boys. this notion that we've always been squeaky clean until tomlin came along is utter nonsense. we just hear about things a lot more because the media coverage is more intense these days plus with social networking, etc.

i like tomlin, i think he;s a good coach, not a great one though. yet, anyways, he's still young. but come on now. i just shake my head at some of these posts talking about the "great old" cowher days like we didn't choke in the playoffs basically every single year and there was never any drama. i mean i also recall a locker room brawl with gildon and a few others with folding chairs being swung around, late 90's early 00's i believe. come on now...........

K Train
02-07-2012, 04:10 PM
Steroids or other substances. What a Shame. I guess we'll be looking at a TE in the Draft.

this doesnt mean automatic cut...jeez

LatrobePA
02-07-2012, 04:25 PM
© Steelers tight end Weslye Saunders has been suspended for four games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs.

Now word yet on what Saunders tested positive for, but it could be any number of things – some of which are available in over-the-counter medications.

connecticutsteel
02-07-2012, 05:38 PM
He can appeal if he wants witch he will do

RIVERS OF STEEL
02-07-2012, 06:20 PM
Gees us. Stop toleratin this **** and mean it. You want to play for the Steelers clean your act up before you show up in this town. Sick of this bullshit.

connecticutsteel
02-07-2012, 07:34 PM
I had such high hopes hopefully he gets another chance from the rooney's but he didn't exactly set the world on fire last year

K Train
02-07-2012, 07:50 PM
it could be something stupid its not always roids or drugs. damn people

coldrolled
02-07-2012, 08:00 PM
no worries, he will be ok.

DIESELMAN
02-07-2012, 08:02 PM
Don't know how accurate this is but according to Scott Brown of the Tribune-Review.....



@ScottBrown_Trib
Per NFL, Saunders suspended for violating league policy on performance enhancing substances.


If Saunders is not released, his suspension starts 1 Sept. He will be able to participate in all preseason activities and games.

Speeed
02-07-2012, 08:04 PM
Relax, maybe it was just Viagra.


Don't know how accurate this is but according to Scott Brown of the Tribune-Review.....

Quote:
@ScottBrown_Trib
Per NFL, Saunders suspended for violating league policy on performance enhancing substances.


If Saunders is not released, his suspension starts 1 Sept. He will be able to participate in all preseason activities and games.

DIESELMAN
02-07-2012, 08:42 PM
Relax, maybe it was just Viagra.

I am relaxed, don't hate on the messenger :greengrin:

Speeed
02-07-2012, 10:13 PM
Dieselman - sorry, I was not directing that at you at all. I am sorry it came across that way. I just meant to aim my response at the quote you referenced, not you!

I was trying to add some humor to yet another stooooopid Steeler situation. They never cease to amaze me!

DIESELMAN
02-07-2012, 10:20 PM
Dieselman - sorry, I was not directing that at you at all. I am sorry it came across that way. I just meant to aim my response at the quote you referenced, not you!

I was trying to add some humor to yet another stooooopid Steeler situation. They never cease to amaze me!

No worries.....it's all good bro.....

connecticutsteel
02-07-2012, 10:44 PM
wes saunders was suspended by the league because he is the steelers tight end and next season he was going to be more involved in the offense.which increased the chances that they make it to the super bowl.therefore he was suspended cause the league has to suspend a steeler player in the off season. lolololool

Nolrog
02-07-2012, 10:59 PM
it could be something stupid its not always roids or drugs. damn people

Not always but usually. Though I agree that these athletes are stupid and try to take something (cold medicine, supplements) without checking with their trainers and it happens to contain a banned substance.

I'm just glad it wasn't the recreational drugs. IMO, that would have been worse.

UKSTEELER
02-08-2012, 04:50 AM
wes saunders was suspended by the league because he is the steelers tight end and next season he was going to be more involved in the offense.which increased the chances that they make it to the super bowl.therefore he was suspended cause the league has to suspend a steeler player in the off season. lolololool

lol . . .

Reckon Arians has slipped him something in his drink, . . .

if he doesn't like to get him the ball, . . why should Haley, . . . that's the Brucie way!

BlitzburghRockCity
02-08-2012, 05:38 PM
From the Trib (http://blog.triblive.com/dejan-kovacevic/2012/02/08/wakeup-call-of-dead-rats-drug-charges-denied-money/) earlier today..could be just a dumb mistake from a young kid who didn't think before popped..



>> The Steelers’ Weslye Saunders was suspended four games (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_780545.html) by the NFL for using a banned stimulant. If what the Trib has been told is accurate, this was nothing more than a stupid mistake. A really stupid mistake, but a mistake nonetheless.

Hurts the kid a lot, though. He had a chance to really step up and take snaps from David Johnson, maybe even be part of a more-oft used multiple-tight-end formation along with, of course, Heath Miller. Now, Saunders sits a quarter of the season and goes all through training camp knowing that.

elephantman
02-09-2012, 10:28 AM
it May have been Adderall some sources say.....hopefully it is the case as it is the least 'bad' thing to have used

K Train
02-09-2012, 12:15 PM
i think he'll win that appeal, especially if he has a prescription. Adderall is for ADD but id imagine saunders is using it for weight loss.

see what i mean though, everyone automatically said well hes cut cause they assume crack or roids...this **** is harmless and a dumb suspension

OldSchool58
02-09-2012, 12:24 PM
So........he gets suspended for using ADD meds.......
but there are Hall of Fame guys laughing during interviews about snorting cocaine in a whore house across the street from their practice field in the 90's.

LatrobePA
02-09-2012, 12:26 PM
He'll win this one... F the poe lease (goodell)..

elephantman
02-09-2012, 12:31 PM
He'll win this one... F the poe lease (goodell)..


No He Wont win the appeal, he's not the 1st to get this suspension for ADD meds....their is a protocol to follow when using these meds, and saunders didnt notify anyone about it....4 game suspension it is

K Train
02-09-2012, 12:52 PM
he may win it....but he also probaby wont be cut if he doesnt...imo hes too valuable to the team. he has serious potential as a receiver but he absolutely blocks his *** off

BlitzburghRockCity
02-11-2012, 04:48 PM
Saunders tweeted out today:

@Wes_Saunders88 (http://www.twitter.com/wes_saunders88): I understand people don't know the facts yet. Which is fine. But some of yall are tryin to come up wit the nastiest insults to tweet me lol

HUNT4SEVEN
02-11-2012, 07:46 PM
Hopefully he does beat this we need him on the field, but knowing Goodell punk ***, he's gonna up hold the suspension smh...

coldrolled
02-12-2012, 10:52 AM
hes a steeler... right? full penalty coming.