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Panthers three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Thomas Davis said he has been suspended by the NFL and will miss the first four games of next season after testing positive for a banned substance.
Davis posted a video on his Twitter account on Friday saying that he tested positive for an estrogen blocker.
”I was completely caught off guard by this Trae Waynes Jersey ,” said the 35-year-old Davis. ”I have never done anything to intentionally try to cheat the game. It’s one of those situations where the NFL rules are clear. They state that you are responsible for what you put into your body.”
Davis, a former Walter Payton Man of the Year award winner, said he has been taking the same supplements for the last seven or eight years and never had any issues.
He said he has never tested positive for a steroid of HGH, and wanted fans to know that wasn’t the issue.
”Unfortunately this is some of the things that happen when you take supplements Noah Spence Jersey ,” said Davis, Carolina’s all-time leading tackler.
Panthers general manager Marty Hurney did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment.
The 13-year NFL veteran has been one of the NFL’s success stories, returning from three separate torn ACLs in the same knee to play in three straight Pro Bowls (2015-17) and help the Panthers reach the playoffs in four of the last five seasons, including a Super Bowl appearance in 2015.
He is one of the most popular players in franchise history in large part because of how active and visible he is in the community.
He won the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2015 – an award given to one NFL player each year for his volunteer and charity work Jason Sanders Jersey , as well as his excellence on the field.
Davis said he has never done anything to try to create a competitive advantage over other players.
”I have always tried to do things the right way,” Davis said. ”I can tell you guys that my conscience is clear in this situation and as bad as it hurts me to tell you this, I know it is going to hurt a lot of people who have looked up and believed in Thomas Davis over the years. But just know that in no way I have done anything to try to cheat this game.”
Davis said earlier this offseason that the 2018 season would be his last in the NFL.
But he left open the possibility of playing beyond 2018 on Friday, saying ”who knows Ito Smith Jersey , maybe this isn’t my last year.”
Robert Pera has sent a formal notice to the NBA office that he plans to buy out two minority partners and remain controlling owner of the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies announced Monday night that Pera both alerted the league office and shared his decision in a letter to season-ticket holders in which he also confirmed his commitment to Memphis.
The two partners triggered a ”buy-sell” clause from 2012 when Pera, the founder of Ubiquiti Networks, bought the team with a handful of minority owners. The clause required Pera to either buy out the shareholders or sell Steve Kaplan and Daniel Straus his portion of the Grizzlies.
The Commercial Appeal shared a copy of Pera’s email to season-ticket holders where he shared his commitment to Memphis and the Grizzlies.
”I am committed to Memphis as an NBA market and as the home of the Grizzlies,” Pera wrote. ”We recognize that this has been a trying season for you as fans. That serves to reinforce our dedication to building a successful NBA franchise.”
The Grizzlies have snapped a seven-year playoff run and went into Monday night’s game at Minnesota with a 22-58 record that was better than only Phoenix (20-61). They conclude the season Wednesday night at Oklahoma City.
Pera fired coach David Fizdale in November Arik Armstead Jersey , but the rarely seen controlling owner has invested heavily in the franchise on and off the court. The Grizzlies renovated the locker rooms this past offseason and has added personnel in recent years. Memphis also re-signed Marc Gasol and Mike Conley at very pricey contracts while adding Chandler Parsons as an expensive free agent.
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