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Indianapolis Colts Robert Mathis Suspended Four Games for PED Violation [UPDATE]

Robert Mathis - Indianapolis Colts v Tennessee Titans
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UPDATE – May 16th, at 4:40pm has released a statement from Mathis claiming the positive test was the result of fertility drugs he was taking while he and his wife were trying to conceive a child.

Also, NFL reporter, Mike Wells shared the following tweet in regards to Mathis appealing the suspension.



The Indianapolis Colts will be without the cornerstone of their defense for the first four games of the 2014-2015 season, as it was announced today (May 16th, 2014) that Robert Mathis has been suspended for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing drugs.

ESPN was the first to report the story saying Mathis will be able to participate in any and all offseason programs along with preseason practices and games, but will not be allowed to participate in the first four regular season games. He will be eligible to return the roster after the September 28th game against division rivals, the Tennessee Titans.

Details on what exactly Mathis had in his system that triggered the violation are scarce at this time, however this does mean the Colts will be without last year’s sack leader when they open up the season on September 7th in Denver against Peyton Manning and the Broncos on NBC’sSunday Night Football.Many credit Mathis’ strip sack of Manning during the teams’ match up last October as a major turning point in that game that ultimately led to the Colts spoiling Manning’s first return to Indianapolis with a 39-33 victory.

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