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Lions notes: No Antonio Gates in Week 1

Lions notes looks at how a suspension will impact Detroit's season opener, updated Super Bowl odds and much more. The NFL suspended a whole bunch of players last week, including San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates. Four players suspended by NFL today for substance abuse violations: Rolando McClain, Datone Jones, Sheldon Richardson and Antonio Gates — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) July 2, 2015 Why am I telling you this? Well, Gates is suspended for the first four games of 2015, and the Detroit Lions open the regular season at the Chargers. With Gates suspended, the Lions won't...

Antonio Gates suspended 4 games: First game back against Steelers

Another star player was hit with a suspension, this time it is related to PEDs. This is why a quiet offseason isn't so bad. The San Diego Chargers star tight end violated the NFL's performance enhancing drug policy and will be suspended for four games. Unlike conduct violations, drug suspensions are well codified and standardized under the CBA. His first game back will be against the Steelers on October 5. Gates denied he intentionally took banned substances, claiming they were holistic medicines and said via NFL.com, "I have never knowingly ingested a substance that was banned by the...
Daily Norseman Jul 3, 2015

Antonio Gates Suspended; Will Miss Game Against Vikings

There were a handful of suspensions that were handed down on Thursday afternoon, all related to the National Football League's substance abuse policy. No members of the Minnesota Vikings were on the hit list, but one of the suspensions that was announced will have an effect on the purple. Antonio Gates, the long-time tight end for the San Diego Chargers, will miss the first four games of San Diego's season because of his violation of the policy. That means that, barring some sort of successful appeal, he will miss the game between the Vikings and Chargers that will take place at TCF Bank...

Antonio Gates suspended 4 games

Three-time All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates of San Diego will be suspended the first four games of the 2015 season along with New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain for violating NFL drug policies.
The Falcoholic Jul 2, 2015

Several players suspended, none of them Falcons

It's certainly good news that none of the suspensions handed down today by the NFL were for Falcons players. The NFL kicked off the holiday weekend by announcing several player suspensions. Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson of the Jets was suspended for the first four games of the season for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, and veteran tight end Antonio Gates of the Chargers will also miss the first four games of the season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain will miss the first four games of the season for...
Chicago Tribune Jul 2, 2015

Chargers' Antonio Gates among players suspended for NFL drug policy violations

Three-time All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates of San Diego will be suspended the first four games of the 2015 season along with New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain for violating NFL drug policies.
Mile High Report Jul 2, 2015

Chargers' Antonio Gates among four players suspended by NFL

Thursday was not a good day to be an NFL player. The NFL brought down the hammer on Thursday. The NFL announced the suspensions of four players. All four were suspended for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, and Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain were all suspended four games. Packers pass-rusher Datone Jones was suspended one game. The Broncos play the Chargers and Packers this season, but not before Gates's and Jones's suspensions are complete. Denver will face Green Bay at home in Week 8, San Diego...
Big Blue View Jul 2, 2015

Dallas Cowboys' LB Rolando McClain among four players suspended

McClain to miss season opener vs. Giants. The Dallas Cowboys were already expected to be without pass-rushing defensive end Greg Hardy, suspended due to a domestic violence issue, when they open the 2015 NFL season against the New York Giants this fall. Now, the Cowboys will also be without middle linebacker Rolando McClain. McClain was one of four players suspended by the league on Thursday afternoon. He will sit the first four games of the season due to a violation of the league's substance abuse policy. San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (four games, substance abuse), Green Bay...
The Phinsider Jul 2, 2015

Antonio Gates,. Rolando McClain suspensions added to busy NFL day

You get a suspension! You get a suspension! You get a suspension! EVERYONE GETS A SUSPENSION! Thursday was a busy day for the NFL offices in New York City, as several suspensions were handed down for various substance abuse or performance enhancing drug violations. The first announced suspension was to New York Jets Pro Bowl defensive end Sheldon Richardson. Shortly thereafter, multiple other suspensions were released. Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain was given a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, while San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio...

Antonio Gates among rash of players suspended for violating NFL's drug policy

Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was one of many players suspended by the NFL on Thursday for violating the league's drug policy.
Times-Picayune Jul 2, 2015

Fantasy Football Draft 2015: Suspension of TE Antonio Gates significantly drops his value

No longer a top-tier tight end in fantasy football, the news of a four-game suspension for San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (PED use) won't hit owners with nearly the same impact had it happened a few years ago....
Denver Post Jul 2, 2015
Antonio Gates, San Diego TE, suspended for four games

Antonio Gates, San Diego TE, suspended for four games

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates will be suspended for the first four games of the 2015 regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Sheldon Richardson, Rolando McClain, Antonio Gates suspended four games

The NFL announced Thursday that New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson and Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain have each been suspended four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Additionally, San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates will sit out four games...
Cincy Jungle Jul 2, 2015

Antonio Gates among 4 NFL players suspended to start 2015 season

Packers linebacker Datone Jones, Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain, Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson and Chargers tight end Antonio Gates were all suspended by the NFL on Thursday. On Thursday, the NFL announced the suspensions of four players for the 2015 regular season, most of which are four-game suspensions. The biggest player to face suspension is Antonio Gates. The San Diego Chargers tight end was suspended for four games for violating the league's Performance Enhancing Drug Policy. Gates was quick to take to the team's official website to post an apology for the suspension,...
Bolts From The Blue Jul 2, 2015

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates suspended for 4 games

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has been handed a 4-game suspension by the NFL after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. TE Antonio Gates suspended for first 4 games of NFL season. pic.twitter.com/jfFgPLNUja — San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) July 2, 2015 "In my 12 years in the NFL, I have taken treme #ltw pic.twitter.com/8LoFenX5GK — Antonio Gates (@AntonioGates85) July 2, 2015 Welp. In what will very likely be Antonio Gates' final season with the San Diego Chargers, if not his last season in the NFL, the San Diego Chargers future Hall of Fame TE...

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