Cowboys Defensive Back Suspended 4 Games for Popping Molly
There is never a lack of drama surrounding the Dallas Cowboys, it seems. The latest? Defensive back Orlando Scandrick tested positive for Molly, and has been suspended for the first four games of the 2014 NFL season.
Scandrick — who becomes the 21st player to test positive for Molly since the league began testing — will lose approximately $1 million in game checks. Details, from ESPN:
Sources told Werder that the violation occurred while Scandrick was vacationing in Mexico with an ex-girlfriend, whom he has claimed persuaded him to add a substance he didn't realize was on the banned list into a cocktail they were drinking.
In a statement released through his agent, Ron Slavin, Scandrick insisted he did not knowingly take a banned substance.
"I would like to apologize to my children, my family, the Jones family, my coaches, my teammates and my fans," Scandrick said in the statement. "Failing a drug test is far out of my character, and although I never knowingly took a performance-enhancing drug/banned stimulant while on vacation in Mexico, I take full responsibility for what goes in my body and more importantly for the embarrassment of a failed drug test. It's my goal by issuing this statement to clear my name and more importantly to be judged by what happens to me in the future.
"I hope that my family, my Cowboys football family and all my fans can forgive me for this situation. I look forward to a successful 2014 season."
In a creepy way, it sounds like that shady Rick Ross line from UOENO. Anyway, Scandrick is a seven-year veteran coming off the best year of his career. For now, he'll have to sit out the first four games of 2014, which hampers an already feeble Cowboys secondary.