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Dallas Cowboys Orlando Scandrick Suspended 4 Games by NFL

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Orlando ScandrickDallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has been suspended for the 1st 4 games of the upcoming NFL season according to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Scandrick was suspended in violation of the NFL’s performance enhancing drug policy by testing positive for MDMA, more commonly known by the street name Molly sources told ESPN’s Ed Werder.

Sources told Werner that the violation occurred while Scandrick was on vacation in Mexico, when his ex-girlfriend, according to Scandrick, convinced him to mix a substance, which Scandrick didn’t realize was on the banned substance list, into the cocktail they were drinking.

Scandrick failed his drug test in April, which Scandrick then appealed. The league did not render it’s decision on Monday. The suspension will cost Scandrick around $1 million for missing the 4 games and a bonus repayment.

Scandrick would release a statement through his agent, Ron Slavin, that insisted he was completely unaware that he had taken 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.┬áIt’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.”

Scandrick asked for forgiveness from his family, fans and organization. Scandrick is also coming off one of the best seasons of his career, and was an important part of the Cowboy’s defense, with the Cowboys defensive performance improving while Scandrick was on the playing field.

 

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