Report: Golden Tate confident of getting four-game suspension overturned
New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate is ready to fight a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s Performance Enhancing Substance policy, and believes he has a case.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Tate is facing a four-game ban under the policy, but is poised to appeal and feels confident that he will be able to win that appeal.
Giants’ WR Golden Tate is appealing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s Performance Enhacing Substance policy and believes he has legitimate case, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 27, 2019
In a statement, Tate blamed a fertility drug that contained a banned ingredient, stating that he had stopped using it and immediately reported it to the NFL upon realizing what it contained, even before failing a drug test.
My statement. pic.twitter.com/WzP7W4bclB
— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) July 27, 2019
Tate, one of the league’s more productive receivers, has three 1,000-yard seasons to his name. As one of the Giants’ new additions, he was to be tasked with getting the franchise back on track.
The Giants can already ill-afford to lose Tate for four games. In the first days of camp, they’ve seen Sterling Shepard suffer a significant injury and another veteran receiver tore his ACL. Camp is off to a brutal start for them, and losing Tate would spread them very thin at the wide receiver position.