Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson suspended 6 games for PED use

Annette Crawford
May 17, 2019

The Cardinals issued a statement on Thursday: "Patrick recognizes how disappointing this is for everyone in the organization as well as our fans".

Even if there's the possibility of Peterson no longer being around by then if the Cardinals happen to deal him before the deadline, it is a shame the Rams won't benefit from the suspension like the Seattle Seahawks will when it comes to facing their rivals. Standard NFL protocol usually calls for a four-game suspension for first-time offenders, which Peterson is. He is a three-time First-Team All-Pro selection and has been a Pro Bowl selection in each of his eight National Football League seasons. Peterson will be 29 by the time he is eligible to return to the field on October 20 for a Week 7 game at the New York Giants.

Peterson created a stir on social media last month with a cryptic post that made it seem like his future in Arizona was in doubt.

The 28-year-old appeared in all 16 games in 2018 and racked up 54 tackles, 1 sack, two interceptions, a fumble recovery, and 5 pass defenses.

The league's performance-enhancing drug policy states that any player suspended for a violation "will be ineligible for selection to the Pro Bowl, or to receive any other honors or awards from the League or the Players Association".

"I'm relieved that it's out and now, like I said earlier, I can put it behind me".

While we don't know whether he missed April voluntary mini-camp directly because he was unhappy with Arizona or someone with the organization, he did express displeasure with a series of Instagram posts prior to that, including one where he wrote: "My boys told me to watch out for the snakes in the long grass!"

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