Lane Johnson Comments on Failed Drug Test, NFLPA

August 13, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Following the news that Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson would reportedly be suspended for the first 10 games of the 2016 season thanks to a positive drug test, the 2013 first-round pick lashed out at the NFL Players Association.   
Darren DeGaetano of WIP Philly was the first to report the potential ban, and it was later confirmed by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who added that Johnson is appealing.
According to Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com, Johnson believes he was wronged by the NFLPA and was led to believe that a supplement he purchased would not yield a positive test:
Everything I've taken has been approved by the NFLPA app. That is what every player uses. If you send it into the trainer of your team, all they do is read the labels, they do not test the products because it cost a lot of money to test each individual product. ...
... I want to be clear that the NFLPA does not stand up for players. They don't check the supplements in the a...

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