Ben Watson Facing Four-Game Suspension

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Ben Watson Facing Four-Game Suspension 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Tue May 28, 2019 12:39 pm

Benjamin Watson wrote on Facebook on Sunday that he is facing a four-game suspension for a failed test in March of the NFL\'s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

The tight end recently signed a contract with the New England Patriots.

He had originally planned to retire following the 2018 season before signing a deal in May.

\"After my contract expired last March, I told my doctors I was finished playing, went through a series of medical tests and was prescribed Bio Identical Testosterone Cypionate to assist in healing my body and mind,\" he wrote on social media.

\"On March 29, nine days after I started therapy, I was randomly tested under our substance policies. I complied out of habit, never thinking in the moment I\'d want to come back. In late April, some clubs expressed interest in me playing and after much deliberation and prayer, I decided I wanted to return. Considering myself previously retired, I had forgotten all about my test in March until I got a letter on May 3rd saying my results were positive. I was devastated and for obvious reasons did not want to proceed.

\"At that point I knew my decision to return to play would include a four-game suspension and I immediately discussed this new development with the clubs.\"

Via Mike Reiss/ESPN

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