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Cardinals CB suspended for six games, report says


Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutReport: Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson suspended six games for PED violationThe Cardinals’ star cornerback has started all 16 regular-season games since he’s been drafted in 2011.Post to FacebookSent!A link has been sent to your friend’s email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. azcentral sports
Published 1:15 p.m. ET May 16, 2019 | Updated 1:19 p.m. ET May 16, 2019CLOSE
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USA TODAY SportsPatrick Peterson has been suspended the first six games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.Peterson, 28, is an eight-time Pro Bowler, but will no longer be eligible for the honor this season following the suspension.The cornerback has started all 16 regular-season games since he was drafted fifth overall in 2011.Peterson has 387 total tackles to go along with 23 intercepted passes.According to the NFL rules, a positive test for a banned substance in addition to the presence of a diuretic or masking agent in an attempt to dilute the sample or alter the result will result in a six-game suspension.Last season, Peterson requested a trade from the Cardinals after Arizona’s slow start to the season. He later recanted and apologized to fans during the pro-am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.Actually six games. Patrick Peterson dropped his appeal. Six games. https://t.co/8eSyrkIfSh— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 16, 2019Arizona’s eight-time Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson is being suspended the first eight games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, league sources told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 16, 2019This story will be updated.

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